objection

[ uhb-jek-shuhn ]
/ əbˈdʒɛk ʃən /

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.

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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 FROM objection

non·ob·jec·tion, nounpre·ob·jec·tion, nounsu·per·ob·jec·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for objection

objection
/ (əbˈdʒɛkʃən) /

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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Idioms and Phrases with objection

objection

see raise an objection.

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