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

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
Related formsnon·ob·jec·tion, nounpre·ob·jec·tion, nounsu·per·ob·jec·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for objection


  1. an expression, statement, or feeling of opposition or dislike
  2. a cause for such an expression, statement, or feeling
  3. the act of objecting
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Word Origin and History for objection

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 objection


see raise an objection.

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