Definitions for dissentdɪˈsɛnt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to differ in sentiment or opinion, esp. from the majority (often fol. by from).
to reject the doctrines or authority of an established church.
(n.)difference of sentiment or opinion.
separation from an established church, esp. the Church of England; nonconformity.
Origin of dissent:
1400–50; late ME (< MF dissentir) < L dissentīre=dis-dis -1+sentīre to feel
(law) the difference of one judge's opinion from that of the majority
"he expressed his dissent in a contrary opinion"
a difference of opinion
protest, objection, dissent(verb)
the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent
"Several Republicans dissented"
protest, resist, dissent(verb)
express opposition through action or words
"dissent to the laws of the country"
disagree, differ, dissent, take issue(verb)
be of different opinions
"I beg to differ!"; "She disagrees with her husband on many questions"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
public opposition to an official organization
dissent within the main political parties
Disagreement with the ideas, doctrines, decrees, etc. of a political party, government or religion.
An act of disagreeing with, or deviating from, the views and opinions of those holding authority.
A separate opinion filed in a case by judges who disagree with the outcome of the majority of the court in that case
To disagree; to withhold assent. Construed with from (or, formerly, to).
To differ from, especially in opinion, beliefs, etc.
to differ in opinion; to be of unlike or contrary sentiment; to disagree; -- followed by from
to differ from an established church in regard to doctrines, rites, or government
to differ; to be of a contrary nature
the act of dissenting; difference of opinion; refusal to adopt something proposed; nonagreement, nonconcurrence, or disagreement
separation from an established church, especially that of England; nonconformity
contrariety of nature; diversity in quality
Dissent is a sentiment or philosophy of non-agreement or opposition to a prevailing idea or an entity. The term's antonyms include agreement, consensus and consent, when one party agrees to a proposition made by another. In some political systems, dissent may be formally expressed by way of opposition politics, while politically repressive regimes may prohibit any form of dissent, leading to suppression of dissent and the encouragement of social or political activism. Individuals who do not conform or support the policies of certain states are as "dissidents". Several thinkers have argued that a healthy society needs not only to protect, but also to encourage dissent. In a well-known letter to Arnold Ruge in 1843, Karl Marx wrote: "if constructing the future and settling everything for all times are not our affair, it is all the more clear what we have to accomplish at present: I am referring to ruthless criticism of all that exists, ruthless both in the sense of not being afraid of the results it arrives at and in the sense of being just as little afraid of conflict with the powers that be".
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Translations for dissent
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
There was a murmur of dissent.
- van mening verskilAfrikaans
- إخْتِلاف، إنْشِقاقArabic
- discordânciaPortuguese (BR)
- abweichende MeinungGerman
- uenighed; afvigende meningDanish
- disensión, inconformidad, desacuerdoSpanish
- skoðanamunur, ósamkomulagIcelandic
- nevienprātība; domstarpībasLatvian
- verschil van meningDutch
- meningsforskjell, dissens, avvikende meningNorwegian
- مخالفت كول (په عقيده كى): جلا كېدل، بېلېدل، مختلف كېدلPashto
- anlaşmazlık, görüş ayrılığıTurkish
- 異議Chinese (Trad.)
- розбіжність у поглядах, незгодаUkrainian
- اختلاف راۓUrdu
- sự bất đồng quan điểmVietnamese
- 不同意Chinese (Simp.)
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