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.
jib, stand firm, objection, discord, remonstrance, vary, heresy, expostulation, baulk, take issue, agree, fend, protestation, balk, hold out, heterodoxy, difference, nonconformity, remonstration, refuse
disagree (part of speech: verb)
defiance (part of speech: noun)
counteraction, confrontation, recalcitrance, obstinacy, insurgency, attack, dissension, affront, contravention, defiance, stubbornness, insubordination, insolence, audacity, temerity, rebelliousness, resistance, boldness
disagreement (part of speech: noun)
discordance (part of speech: noun)
contend (part of speech: verb)
defy (part of speech: verb)
conflict (part of speech: verb)
- Dissent she never did, in any thing, from any body, least of all from Miss Gascoigne. - "Christian's Mistake", Dinah Maria Mulock Craik.
- The strenuous toil of the gentleman has been to raise an inconsistency between my dissent to the tariff in 1824, and my vote in 1828. It is labor lost. - "Select Speeches of Daniel Webster", Daniel Webster.
- A gesture, but whether of assent or dissent I could not tell. - "The Millionaire Baby", Anna Katharine Green.