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protestation

noun [C usually plural] uk   /ˌprɒt.esˈteɪ.ʃən/ us    /ˌprɑː.t̬esˈteɪ-/ formal
an act of saying something forcefully or complaining about something: Ignoring my protestations, they went ahead and chopped the tree down. Their protestations of loyalty seem rather hollow in view of the way they behaved.Complaining
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