[ uhb-jek-shuhn ]
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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.

  1. a ground or cause for objecting.

  2. 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

Other words for objection

Other words from objection

  • non·ob·jec·tion, noun
  • pre·ob·jec·tion, noun
  • su·per·ob·jec·tion, noun

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How to use objection in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for objection


/ (əbˈdʒɛkʃən) /

  1. an expression, statement, or feeling of opposition or dislike

  2. a cause for such an expression, statement, or feeling

  1. the act of objecting

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Other Idioms and Phrases with objection


see raise an objection.

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