verb (used without object)
Origin of dissent
Examples from the Web for dissenting
NEW ORLEANS — John Boehner was reelected House Speaker yesterday by his Republican colleagues despite some dissenting members.
The only dissenting colleague said, “It reminds me of the head of a pharaoh.”
When there were dissenting opinions, the plan was to note them in the footnotes.Obama’s Panel on Domestic Spying Abuses Didn’t Pull Its Punches|Daniel Klaidman|December 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Religious liberty, Jefferson argued, denies the majority any right to coerce a dissenting minority, even one hostile to religion.Thomas Jefferson’s Quran: How Islam Shaped the Founders|R.B. Bernstein|September 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It Nazifies the Hutus and thwarts all dissenting questions about the violence of the victims.
It is hardly too much to say that he had never encountered a dissenting opinion on this point.The Damnation of Theron Ware|Harold Frederic
Professedly, he was a Church of England clergyman, but practically a Dissenting minister.
The protesting and 75 dissenting minority at once claimed to be the Free Church.
And North Carolina has passed the ordinance, I understand, without a dissenting voice.A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital|John Beauchamp Jones
This I will prove to you on the oath of six dissenting clergymen.Tom Cringle's Log|Michael Scott
British Dictionary definitions for dissenting
Word Origin for dissent
Word Origin and History for dissenting
early 15c., from Latin dissentire "differ in sentiments, disagree, be at odds, contradict, quarrel," from dis- "differently" (see dis-) + sentire "to feel, think" (see sense (n.)). Related: Dissented; dissenting. The noun is 1580s, from the verb.
Has there ever been a society which has died of dissent? Several have died of conformity in our lifetime. [Jacob Bronowski "Science and Human Values," 1956]