dissentient

[ dih-sen-shuh nt ]
/ dɪˈsɛn ʃənt /

adjective

dissenting, especially from the opinion of the majority.

noun

a person who dissents.

Nearby words

  1. disseminule,
  2. dissension,
  3. dissent,
  4. dissenter,
  5. dissenters,
  6. dissenting opinion,
  7. dissentious,
  8. dissepiment,
  9. dissert,
  10. dissertate

Origin of dissentient

1615–25; < Latin dissentient- (stem of dissentiēns, present participle of dissentīre), equivalent to dissenti- (see dissent) + -ent- -ent

Related formsdis·sen·tience, dis·sen·tien·cy, noundis·sen·tient·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for dissentient

dissentient

/ (dɪˈsɛnʃənt) /

adjective

dissenting, esp from the opinion of the majority

noun

a dissenter
Derived Formsdissentience or dissentiency, noundissentiently, adverb

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