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Definitions for objection
əbˈdʒɛk ʃənob·jec·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. expostulation, remonstrance, remonstration, objectionnoun

    the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest

  2. objectionnoun

    the speech act of objecting

  3. protest, objection, dissentnoun

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

  4. objectionnoun

    (law) a procedure whereby a party to a suit says that a particular line of questioning or a particular witness or a piece of evidence or other matter is improper and should not be continued and asks the court to rule on its impropriety or illegality


  1. objectionnoun

    The act of objecting.

  2. objectionnoun

    A statement expressing opposition, or a reason or cause for expressing opposition.

  3. objectionnoun

    An official protest raised in a court of law during a legal trial over a violation of the rules of the court by the opposing party.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Objectionnoun

    Etymology: objection, Fr. objectio, Latin.

    Speak on, Sir,
    I dare your worst objections. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.

    There is ever between all estates a secret war. I know well this speech is the objection and not the decision; and that it is after refuted. Francis Bacon, War with Spain.

    Whosoever makes such objections against an hypothesis, hath a right to be heard, let his temper and genius be what it will. Thomas Burnet, Theory of the Earth.

    I have shewn your verses to some, who have made that objection to them. William Walsh, Letter.


  1. Objection

    Objection (Tango)" is a song recorded by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira for her fifth studio album and first English-language album Laundry Service (2001). It was the first song Shakira wrote in English after being encouraged by American singer Gloria Estefan to record material in the language. She also produced the track along with Lester Mendez. "Objection (Tango)" musically combines elements of pop rock and tango, and contains instrumentation from the bandoneón and guitar. Through the lyrics of the song, Shakira aims to end a love triangle she is a part of. The song was released as the third single from the album on 6 July 2002. A Spanish version of the song, entitled "Te Aviso, Te Anuncio (Tango)" ("I'm Warning You, I'm Telling You"), was also recorded by the singer. Upon its release, "Objection (Tango)" received generally favourable reviews from music critics, some of whom found it similar to the work of American new wave band The B-52's. Commercially, "Objection (Tango)" was a success and peaked inside the top ten of record charts of various countries such as Australia, Belgium, Italy, Netherlands and France. The song became the last single from the album to chart in the United Kingdom and on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States, reaching numbers 17 and 55, respectively. "Te Aviso, Te Anuncio (Tango)" charted inside the top ten of the US Billboard Latin Pop Airplay and Latin Tropical/Salsa Airplay charts. "Objection (Tango)" was certified platinum and gold in Australia and France by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) and Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique (SNEP), respectively.


  1. objection

    Objection refers to a statement or action expressing disapproval, disagreement or opposition towards something, often in a legal context where it challenges the perceived appropriateness or validity of a statement or procedure. It can also refer to a reason or argument presented against an action or opinion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Objectionnoun

    the act of objecting; as, to prevent agreement, or action, by objection

  2. Objectionnoun

    that which is, or may be, presented in opposition; an adverse reason or argument; a reason for objecting; obstacle; impediment; as, I have no objection to going; unreasonable objections

  3. Objectionnoun

    cause of trouble; sorrow

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'objection' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3040

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'objection' in Nouns Frequency: #1533

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of objection in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of objection in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of objection in a Sentence

  1. George Bernard Shaw:

    The chief objection of playing wind instruments is that it prolongs the life of the player.

  2. Michael Vidler:

    We just advised him that we'd be asking more reasons as to why it was going to be taking eight months. We've got that. In the end we had no objection.

  3. Senate Democrat Sen. Chuck Schumer:

    For months and months, Republicans have failed to move forward with? her nomination using any excuse they can, except for any credible objection to her nomination itself, loretta Lynch, and the American people, don't deserve this. At a time when terrorists from ISIS to Al-Shabaab threaten the United States, the nominee to be attorney general deserves an up or down vote.

  4. Bob Seger:

    I don't have and have never had an email address. I'm old school. But as far as downloads go, my only objection is I like the sound of CDs better, so I buy those. I think the sound quality is better.

  5. James Madison:

    The danger of disturbing the public tranquillity by interesting too strongly the public passions, is a still more serious objection against a frequent reference of constitutional questions to the decision of the whole society.

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