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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

The aspects of patriotism that hush dissent, encourage going along, and sanction comfortable distancing and compliance with what is indecent and unacceptable... those aspects are too fundamental to ignore or gloss over.
Bernadine Dohrn

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

There are men - now in power in this country - who do not respect dissent, who cannot cope with turmoil, and who believe that the people of America are ready to support repression as long as it is done with a quiet voice and a business suit.
John Lindsay

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

May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
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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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