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dissent

noun [U] uk   us   /dɪˈsent/ formal
a strong difference of opinion on a particular subject, especially about an official suggestion or plan or a popular belief: When the time came to approve the proposal, there were one or two voices of dissent.
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in sports such as football and rugby, the offence of disagreeing with a decision made by a referee : Rooney was booked for dissent after the referee failed to award United a penalty.

dissent

verb [I] uk   us   /dɪˈsent/ formal
to disagree with other people about something: Anyone wishing to dissent from the motion should now raise their hand.
dissenting
adjective uk   /-ˈsen.tɪŋ/  us   /-ˈsen.t̬ɪŋ/ formal
There was only one dissenting voice (= one person who disagreed).
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