- dissenting, especially from the opinion of the majority.
- a person who dissents.
Origin of dissentient
Related Words for dissentientunfavorable, adverse, pessimistic, gloomy, weak, inimical, hostile, opposing, averse, antithetical, disputed, anti, conflicting, negative, contradictory, inconsistent, discordant, opposed, wrongheaded, paradoxical
Examples from the Web for dissentient
Historical Examples of dissentient
When the interpreter passed this on, he stopped at a dissentient murmur.The Prisoner
"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.The Cock-House at Fellsgarth
Talbot Baines Reed
At one of these meetings there was one dissentient vote; at one, two; at one, none.Experiments on Animals
In a numerous meeting there was only one dissentient to this resolution.Worcestershire in the Nineteenth Century
T. C. Turberville
- dissenting, esp from the opinion of the majority
- a dissenter