objection

[uhb-jek-shuhn]
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noun

a reason or argument offered in disagreement, opposition, refusal, or disapproval.
the act of objecting, opposing, or disputing: His ideas were open to serious objection.
a ground or cause for objecting.
a feeling of disapproval, dislike, or disagreement.

Nearby words

  1. object-oriented,
  2. object-oriented programming,
  3. object.,
  4. objectification,
  5. objectify,
  6. objectionable,
  7. objective,
  8. objective case,
  9. objective complement,
  10. objective correlative

Origin of objection

1350–1400; Middle English objeccioun (< Anglo-French) < Late Latin objectiōn- (stem of objectiō), equivalent to Latin object(us) (see object) + -iōn- -ion

SYNONYMS FOR objection
Related formsnon·ob·jec·tion, nounpre·ob·jec·tion, nounsu·per·ob·jec·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for non-objection

objection

noun

an expression, statement, or feeling of opposition or dislike
a cause for such an expression, statement, or feeling
the act of objecting
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Word Origin and History for non-objection

objection

n.

late 14c., from Old French objeccion "reply, retort" (12c.) and directly from Late Latin obiectionem (nominative obiectio), "a throwing or putting before," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin obicere "to oppose" (see object (n.)).

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Idioms and Phrases with non-objection

objection

see raise an objection.

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