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protestation

[ prot-uh-stey-shuhn, proh-tuh-, -te- ]

noun

  1. the act of protesting or affirming.
  2. a solemn or earnest declaration or affirmation.
  3. formal expression or declaration of objection, dissent, or disapproval; protest.


protestation

/ ˌprəʊtɛsˈteɪʃən /

noun

  1. the act of protesting
  2. something protested about
  3. a strong declaration


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Other Words From

  • nonprot·es·tation noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of protestation1

1300–50; Middle English protestacio ( u ) n < Late Latin prōtestātiōn- (stem of prōtestātiō ) declaration. See protest, -ation

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Example Sentences

I insisted, against my daughter’s protestations, on taking UberPool to the emergency room.

Despite his protestations that he can’t dance—accurate, as it turns out—she draws him out to the dance floor, where he stands like an awkward totem while she kaboodles around him.

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These protestations make us feel better, and maybe, in time, will spur change.

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"Very well, then, let that pass," is the answer of his enemies to his friends when that passionate protestation is read.

Edgar repeated the protestation, that he had been hurried on by passion, and spoke without meaning.

Andrew Balfour, the minister of Kirknewton, signed the protestation for the Kirk in 1617, and was imprisoned for it.

Generally, these tremendous blows are a protestation against a denial on the part of one of the sitters.

His protestation was answered by his transfer to the frozen region of the province of Yakutsk in Eastern Siberia!

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