objection


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

ob·jec·tion

 (əb-jĕk′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act of objecting: What grounds do you have for objection? I take objection to that remark.
b. Law The formal registration of protest against the admission of a piece of evidence at trial, on the grounds of some legal defect.
2. A statement presented in opposition: The child asked to go alone, but his mother made the objection that he was too young.
3. A ground, reason, or cause for expressing opposition: Would you have any objection if we went with you?

objection

(əbˈdʒɛkʃən)
n
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

ob•jec•tion

(əbˈdʒɛk ʃən)

n.
1. a reason or argument offered in opposition.
2. the act of objecting.
3. a feeling of disapproval, dislike, or disagreement.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.objection - the act of expressing earnest opposition or protestobjection - the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest
communicating, communication - the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information; "they could not act without official communication from Moscow"
2.objection - the speech act of objecting
speech act - the use of language to perform some act
challenge - a formal objection to the selection of a particular person as a juror
complaint - an expression of grievance or resentment
demur, demurral, demurrer - (law) a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings
dissent - (law) the difference of one judge's opinion from that of the majority; "he expressed his dissent in a contrary opinion"
exception - grounds for adverse criticism; "his authority is beyond exception"
gripe, squawk, beef, bitch, kick - informal terms for objecting; "I have a gripe about the service here"
protest, protestation - a formal and solemn declaration of objection; "they finished the game under protest to the league president"; "the senator rose to register his protest"; "the many protestations did not stay the execution"
protest - the act of making a strong public expression of disagreement and disapproval; "he shouted his protests at the umpire"; "a shower of protest was heard from the rear of the hall"
3.objection - the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent
boycott - a group's refusal to have commercial dealings with some organization in protest against its policies
direct action - a protest action by labor or minority groups to obtain their demands
resistance - group action in opposition to those in power
demonstration, manifestation - a public display of group feelings (usually of a political nature); "there were violent demonstrations against the war"
walkout - the act of walking out (of a meeting or organization) as a sign of protest; "there was a walkout by the Black members as the chairman rose to speak"
4.objection - (law) a procedure whereby a party to a suit says that a particular line of questioning or a particular witness or a piece of evidence or other matter is improper and should not be continued and asks the court to rule on its impropriety or illegalityobjection - (law) a procedure whereby a party to a suit says that a particular line of questioning or a particular witness or a piece of evidence or other matter is improper and should not be continued and asks the court to rule on its impropriety or illegality
procedure - a mode of conducting legal and parliamentary proceedings
recusation - (law) an objection grounded on the judge's relationship to one of the parties
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

objection

noun protest, opposition, complaint, doubt, exception, dissent, outcry, censure, disapproval, niggle (informal), protestation, scruple, demur, formal complaint, counter-argument, cavil, remonstrance, demurral This objection has obviously been dropped.
support, agreement, acceptance, endorsement, affirmation, assent, approbation
Quotations
"A technical objection is the first refuge of a scoundrel" [Heywood Broun]

objection

noun
The act of expressing strong or reasoned opposition:
Slang: kick.
Translations
إعْتِراضاِعْتِرَاضٌسَبَب إعْتِراض
námitka
indvendingprotest
vastalausevastaväite
primjedba
ellenvetés
mótbáramótmæli
反対異議あり
이의
námietka
pomislekugovor
invändning
ความรู้สึกคัดค้าน
itirazitiraz nedeni
sự phản đối

objection

[əbˈdʒekʃən] N
1. (= aversion)
do you have any objection to my smoking?¿le molesta que fume?
I have no objection to people having a celebration, butno tengo nada en contra de que la gente celebre cosas, pero ...
2. (= opposing view) → objeción f; (= problem) → inconveniente m
are there any objections?¿alguna objeción?¿alguien en contra?
what is your objection?¿qué objeción tienes?
we have no objection to the planno tenemos ninguna objeción al plan
I have no objectionno tengo inconveniente
do you have any objection to my going?¿tienes algún inconveniente en que vaya (yo)?
they had no objection to our being presentno tuvieron ningún inconveniente en que or no pusieron ninguna objeción a que estuviéramos presentes
she made no objectionno puso ninguna objeción
it met with no objectionnadie se opuso
to raise objections (to sth)poner objeciones (a algo)
I see no objectionno veo inconveniente
3. (Jur) objection!¡protesto!
objection overruled!no ha lugar a la protesta
objection sustained!ha lugar a la protesta

objection

[əbˈdʒɛkʃən] n
(= criticism) → objection f
to make an objection (during discussion)faire une objection
to raise an objection (during discussion)soulever une objection
to voice an objection to sth → émettre une objection à qch
to have no objection to sth (= have nothing against) → n'avoir aucune objection à qch
I have no objection to banks making money → Je n'ai aucune objection à ce que les banques fassent de l'argent.
if you have no objection → si vous n'y voyez pas d'objection
I'd like to smoke, if you have no objection → J'aimerais fumer si vous n'y voyez pas d'objection.
(= drawback) → objection f

objection

n
(= reason against)Einwand m(to gegen); to make or raise an objection (to something)einen Einwand (gegen etw) machen or erheben (geh); I have no objection to his going awayich habe nichts dagegen (einzuwenden), dass er weggeht; are there any objections?irgendwelche Einwände?; I see no objection to itich sehe nichts, was dagegen spricht; what are your objections to it/him?was haben Sie dagegen/gegen ihn (einzuwenden)?, welche Einwände haben Sie dagegen/gegen ihn?; objection! (Jur) → Einspruch!
(= dislike)Abneigung f; (= disapproval)Einspruch m, → Widerspruch m; I have no objection to him (as a person) → ich habe nichts gegen ihn

objection

[əbˈdʒɛkʃn] nobiezione f
to make or raise an objection → sollevare un'obiezione
there is no objection to your going → non c'è alcuna obiezione alla tua partenza
are there any objections? → ci sono obiezioni?
have you any objection to my smoking? → la disturba se fumo?
if you have no objection → se non hai nulla in contrario

object2

(əbˈdʒekt) verb
(often with to) to feel or express dislike or disapproval. He wanted us to travel on foot but I objected (to that).
objection (əbˈdʒekʃən) noun
1. an expression of disapproval. He raised no objection to the idea.
2. a reason for disapproving. My objection is that he is too young.
obˈjectionable (-ˈdʒekʃə-) adjective
unpleasant. a very objectionable person.
obˈjectionably adverb

objection

اِعْتِرَاضٌ námitka protest Einwand ένσταση objeción vastalause objection primjedba obiezione 反対 이의 bezwaar innvending sprzeciw objeção возражение invändning ความรู้สึกคัดค้าน itiraz sự phản đối 异议
References in classic literature ?
I like his manners, and he looks like a little gentleman, so I've no objection to your knowing him, if a proper opportunity comes.
For a moment he appeared to be conscious of having the worst of the argument, then, rallying again, he answered the objection of his antagonist in the best manner his limited information would allow:
Endowed with commonsense, as massive and hard as blocks of granite, fastened together by stern rigidity of purpose, as with iron clamps, he followed out his original design, probably without so much as imagining an objection to it.
I recall further both a general conviction that it was horribly late and a particular objection to looking at my watch.
Now, as I before hinted, I have no objection to any person's religion, be it what it may, so long as that person does not kill or insult any other person, because that other person don't believe it also.
But this objection likewise falls to the ground, because a German exegetist supposes that Jonah must have taken refuge in the floating body of a dead whale -- even as the French soldiers in the Russian campaign turned their dead horses into tents, and crawled into them.
Of course, for myself I had no objection to it, as I was not in the habit either of starting or stumbling, and had only been used to depend on my driver for guidance and encouragement.
He thanked me with effusion, and said that putting the thing in this form removed every objection.
She was an indulgent parent, however, and really had little objection to Emma Jane amusing herself in this unusual way; it was only for Rebecca, as the niece of the difficult Miranda Sawyer, that she raised scruples; but when fully persuaded that the enterprise was a charitable one, she acquiesced.
The situation of Barton, in a county so far distant from Sussex as Devonshire, which, but a few hours before, would have been a sufficient objection to outweigh every possible advantage belonging to the place, was now its first recommendation.
The morning had been a quiet morning enough--all except the brief scene with the lunatic: the transaction in the church had not been noisy; there was no explosion of passion, no loud altercation, no dispute, no defiance or challenge, no tears, no sobs: a few words had been spoken, a calmly pronounced objection to the marriage made; some stern, short questions put by Mr.
I rather think his appearance there was distasteful to Catherine; she was not artful, never played the coquette, and had evidently an objection to her two friends meeting at all; for when Heathcliff expressed contempt of Linton in his presence, she could not half coincide, as she did in his absence; and when Linton evinced disgust and antipathy to Heathcliff, she dared not treat his sentiments with indifference, as if depreciation of her playmate were of scarcely any consequence to her.