adjective Etymology: Latin dissentient-, dissentiens, present participle of dissentire Date: 1651 expressing dissent • dissentient noun

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  • Dissentient — Dis*sen tient, a. [L. dissentiens, p. pr. of dissentire. See {Dissent}, v. i.] Disagreeing; declaring dissent; dissenting. n. One who dissents. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dissentient — index adversary, argumentative, contradictory, discordant, dissenting, dissident, divisive, heretic, ho …   Law dictionary

  • dissentient — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ in opposition to a majority or official opinion. ► NOUN ▪ a dissenter …   English terms dictionary

  • dissentient — [di sen′shənt] adj. [L dissentiens, prp. of dissentire] dissenting, esp. from the majority opinion n. a person who dissents; dissenter …   English World dictionary

  • dissentient — [dɪ sɛnʃɪənt, ʃ(ə)nt] adjective in opposition to a majority or official opinion. noun a dissentient person. Origin C17: from L. dissentient , dissentire differ in opinion …   English new terms dictionary

  • dissentient — dissentience, dissentiency, n. dissentiently, adv. /di sen sheuhnt/, adj. 1. dissenting, esp. from the opinion of the majority. n. 2. a person who dissents. [1615 25; < L dissentient (s. of dissentiens, prp. of dissentire), equiv. to dissenti… …   Universalium

  • dissentient — 1. noun a dissenter 2. adjective dissenting …   Wiktionary

  • dissentient — dis sen·ti·ent || nʃɪənt n. dissident, objector, one who opposes or disagrees adj. disagreeing, having a different opinion …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dissentient — a. Disagreeing, dissenting …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • dissentient — adj unorthodox, dissident, dissenting, iconoclastic; antipathetic, contradictory, adverse, non compliant, contrary; heterodox, recusant, apostate; schismatic, sectarian, denominational; antagonistic, hostile, irreconcilable …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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