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Definition of dissent:

  1. Contrariety of nature; diversity in quality.
  2. Separation from an established church, especially that of England; nonconformity.
  3. The act of dissenting; difference of opinion; refusal to adopt something proposed; nonagreement, nonconcurrence, or disagreement.
  4. To differ from an established church in regard to doctrines, rites, or government.
  5. To differ in opinion; to be of unlike or contrary sentiment; to disagree; - followed by from.
  6. To differ; to be of a contrary nature.

Synonyms:

protestation, balk, remonstrance, difference, resist, protest, expostulation, objection, heresy, discord, baulk, refuse, nonconformity, jib, agree, stand firm, heterodoxy, vary, fend, hold out, remonstration, take issue.

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