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English definition of “dissent”

dissent

noun [U]     /dɪˈsent/ formal
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. → Synonym disagreement → Compare assent nounArguing and disagreeing 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.
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