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Definition of Dissent

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

The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western world. No First World country has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity - much less dissent.
Gore Vidal

We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. When the loyal opposition dies, I think the soul of America dies with it.
Edward R. Murrow

Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Howard Zinn

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
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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