- a reason or argument offered in disagreement, opposition, refusal, or disapproval.
- the act of objecting, opposing, or disputing: His ideas were open to serious objection.
- a ground or cause for objecting.
- a feeling of disapproval, dislike, or disagreement.
Origin of objection
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Examples from the Web for objection
“Objection,” said defense attorney Patrick Ostronic, wearing a look of disgust.The Weirdest Story About a Conservative Obsession, a Convicted Bomber, and Taylor Swift You Have Ever Read
August 30, 2014
I had no objection to staying in it, by which I mean staying in it.Why I Hate The Beach
P. J. O’Rourke
July 27, 2014
One objection to socially tolerating opposition to gay marriage comes up again and again.Opposing Gay Marriage Doesn’t Make You a Crypto-Racist
April 24, 2014
This year, objection has come from at least one prominent member of the American Mathematical Society, which hosts the conference.How the NSA Recruits in a Post-Snowden World
January 17, 2014
Signatories of the most recent letter rose yesterday in objection, for now, at least, to new sanctions.AIPAC's Push To Scuttle Iran Diplomacy
August 1, 2013
We think there can be no room for objection to any of the articles.
Nor is it any objection to her being so, that she is not in all respects a perfect character.
I made no objection, and was duly hired for the term of three years.Biography of a Slave
He would like to know what objection there was to Pennsylvanians representing Louisiana?
Then of course you would have no objection to my visiting a duchess in the small-pox?Weighed and Wanting
- an expression, statement, or feeling of opposition or dislike
- a cause for such an expression, statement, or feeling
- the act of objecting
Word Origin and History for objection
late 14c., from Old French objeccion "reply, retort" (12c.) and directly from Late Latin obiectionem (nominative obiectio), "a throwing or putting before," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin obicere "to oppose" (see object (n.)).
Idioms and Phrases with objection
see raise an objection.