Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Dissenting, especially from the sentiment or policies of a majority.
  • noun A dissenter.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Disagreeing; expressing dissent; dissenting.
  • noun One who disagrees and declares his dissent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Disagreeing; declaring dissent; dissenting.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A dissenter.
  • adjective Dissenting; of a different opinion.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective disagreeing, especially with a majority
  • adjective (of Catholics) refusing to attend services of the Church of England

Etymologies

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From the Latin dissentient-, dissentiēns ("dissenting").

Examples

  • We may be right, but we must be provably, demonstrably and overpoweringly right before we are justified in calling the dissentient a fool.

    Mankind in the Making

  • We may be right, but we must be provably, demonstrably and overpoweringly right before we are justified in calling the dissentient a fool.

    Mankind in the Making

  • That would make nine states—the number needed for ratification—“without a dissentient.”

    Ratification

  • That would make nine states—the number needed for ratification—“without a dissentient.”

    Ratification

  • That would make nine states—the number needed for ratification—“without a dissentient.”

    Ratification

  • There is obviously a segment of the Labour backbenches which is dissentient on this issue.

    Archive 2007-12-09

  • There is obviously a segment of the Labour backbenches which is dissentient on this issue.

    A Dishonourable Signature

  • Camilla instantly decided for the airing, and without a dissentient voice: so entirely had the extreme good humour of Sir Hugh won the hearts of the little party, that they felt as if the whole of their entertainment depended upon his presence.

    Camilla

  • “You do not seem much delighted with our improvements, sir?” said the banker, astonished to hear a dissentient voice where he conceived all men were unanimous.

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • This obstinate dissentient was Socrates, the son of Sophroniscus, who insisted that he would do nothing except in accordance with the law. 55 After this Euryptolemus rose and spoke in behalf of the generals.

    Hellenica

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