- dissenting, especially from the opinion of the majority.
- a person who dissents.
Origin of dissentient
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Examples from the Web for 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
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