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dissent

dis·sent

dissent

 
 
pronunciation:
dih sent
parts of speech:
verb, noun
features:
Homophone Note, Word Parts
part of speech: verb
inflections: dissented, dissenting, dissents
definition: to disagree with an opinion or belief held by many others.
Six of the judges agreed she should win the contest, and two dissented.
synonyms:
object
antonyms:
agree, assent, concur
similar words:
conflict, differ, disagree, oppose, protest
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a difference of opinion; disagreement.
There is dissent in the community over how late the nightclub should be allowed to stay open.
synonyms:
objection
antonyms:
agreement, assent
similar words:
challenge, dispute, petition, protest
derivation: dissentingly (adv.)
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word descent (the act of going down)? Dissent and descent sound alike but have different meanings.
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