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Definition of Dissent


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

Dissent Quotations

Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels - men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.
Barbara Ehrenreich

Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent, and debate.
Hubert H. Humphrey

In addition to removing our democratically elected government, Israel wants to sow dissent among Palestinians by claiming that there is a serious leadership rivalry among us. I am compelled to dispel this notion definitively.
Ismail Haniyeh

The rightful claim to dissent is an existential right of the individual.
Friedrich Durrenmatt
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Dissent Translations

dissent in German is anderer Meinung sein, widersprechen
dissent in Spanish is disentimiento
dissent in Swedish is avvika, ha olika mening
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