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[dih-sen-shuh nt]
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  1. dissenting, especially from the opinion of the majority.
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  1. a person who dissents.
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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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Examples from the Web for dissentient

Historical Examples

  • When the interpreter passed this on, he stopped at a dissentient murmur.

    The Prisoner

    Alice Brown

  • "I do not want to be loved;" and she gave a dissentient, shivering motion.

    A Little Girl in Old Detroit

    Amanda Minnie Douglas

  • This accordingly was done, and carried without a dissentient voice.

  • At one of these meetings there was one dissentient vote; at one, two; at one, none.

  • In a numerous meeting there was only one dissentient to this resolution.

British Dictionary definitions for dissentient


  1. dissenting, esp from the opinion of the majority
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  1. a dissenter
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Derived Formsdissentience or dissentiency, noundissentiently, adverb
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