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dissent

noun

1 dissent

law The difference of one judge's opinion from that of the majority.

Roget 984: heterodoxy; error etc. 495; false doctrine, heresy, schism; schismaticism, schismaticalness; recusancy, backsliding, apostasy; atheism etc. ... show more

Roget 832: discontent, discontentment; dissatisfaction; dissent etc. 489.    disappointment, mortification; cold comfort; regret etc. 833; repining, taking on ... show more

Roget 603: unwillingness etc. adj.; indisposition, indisposedness; disinclination, aversation; nolleity, nolition; renitence, renitency; reluctance; indifference ... show more

Roget 485: unbelief, disbelief, misbelief; discredit, miscreance; infidelity etc. (irreligion) 989; dissent etc. 489; change of opinion ... show more



2 dissent

A difference of opinion.

3 dissent

The act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent.

synonyms: objection, protest.

Roget 764: refusal, rejection; noncompliance, incompliance; denial; declining etc. v.; declension; declinature; peremptory refusal, flat refusal, point blank refusal; repulse, ... show more

Roget 489: dissent; discordance etc. (disagreement) 24; difference diversity of opinion.    nonconformity etc. (heterodoxy) 984; protestantism, recusancy, schism; disaffection; ... show more

Dutch: protest, suggestie, tegenspraak, verzet

verb

1 dissent

Withhold assent.

Roget 603: be unwilling etc. adj.; nill; dislike etc. 867; grudge, begrudge; not be able to find it in one's heart to, not have the stomach to.    demur, stick at, scruple, ... show more

Dutch: tegenstemmen, van mening verschillen

2 dissent

Express opposition through action or words:
— Dissent to the laws of the country.

synonyms: protest, resist.

Roget 764: refuse, reject, deny, decline, turn down; nill, negative; refuse one's assent, withhold one's assent; shake the head; close the hand, close the purse; grudge, begrudge, ... show more

Dutch: afwijzen, protesteren, steigeren

3 dissent

Be of different opinions.

synonyms: differ, disagree, take issue.

Roget 713: be discordant etc. adj.; disagree, come amiss etc. 24; clash, jar, jostle, pull different ways, conflict, have no measures with, ... show more

Roget 489: dissent, demur; call in question etc. (doubt) 485; differ in opinion, disagree; say no etc. 536; refuse assent, refuse to admit; cavil, ... show more

Dutch: afwijken


Moby thesaurus: Evangelicalism, Protestantism, Reform, Zwinglianism, abnegation, aggressiveness, agree to differ, agree to disagree, antagonism, antipathy, apostasy, argumentation, averseness, aversion, backlash, backwardness, balk, ban, be at cross-purposes, be at variance ... show more.

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