protestation


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prot·es·ta·tion

 (prŏt′ĭ-stā′shən, prō′tĭ-, -tĕ-)
n.
1. An emphatic declaration.
2. A strong or formal expression of dissent.

protestation

(ˌprəʊtɛsˈteɪʃən)
n
1. the act of protesting
2. something protested about
3. a strong declaration

prot•es•ta•tion

(ˌprɒt əˈsteɪ ʃən, ˌproʊ tə-, -tɛ-)

n.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.protestation - a formal and solemn declaration of objectionprotestation - 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"
objection - the speech act of objecting
2.protestation - a strong declaration of protest
declaration - a statement that is emphatic and explicit (spoken or written)

protestation

noun
1. (Formal) declaration, pledge, vow, oath, profession, affirmation, avowal, asseveration his constant protestations of love and devotion
2. objection, protest, complaint, disagreement, dissent, remonstrance, expostulation, remonstration Graham's protestation that he has been unjustly treated

protestation

noun
The act of expressing strong or reasoned opposition:
Slang: kick.
Translations

protestation

[ˌprɒtesˈteɪʃən] N
1. (= affirmation) [of love, loyalty etc] → afirmación f, declaración f
2. (= protest) → protesta f

protestation

n
(of love, loyalty etc)Beteuerung f
(= protest)Protest m

protestation

[ˌprɒtɛsˈteɪʃn] n (frm) → protesta
References in classic literature ?
with his protestation that he never thought his brother would have been half so glad to see him as all this!
interrupted his audience, half in incredulity, half in protestation.
Malicorne repeated to her so often his protestation of indifference, that she finished sometimes, by believing him; and then she believed she detested Malicorne.
The affectionate Entreaties of Augustus and Sophia that we would for ever consider their House as our Home, easily prevailed on us to determine never more to leave them, In the society of my Edward and this Amiable Pair, I passed the happiest moments of my Life; Our time was most delightfully spent, in mutual Protestations of Freindship, and in vows of unalterable Love, in which we were secure from being interrupted, by intruding and disagreable Visitors, as Augustus and Sophia had on their first Entrance in the Neighbourhood, taken due care to inform the surrounding Families, that as their happiness centered wholly in themselves, they wished for no other society.
Two months after marriage her husband abandoned her, and her impassioned protestations of affection he met with a sarcasm and even hostility that people knowing the count's good heart, and seeing no defects in the sentimental Lidia, were at loss to explain.
Then in the increasing gale of the sea there would be a little private ship's storm going on in which you could detect strong language, pronounced in a tone of passion and exculpatory protestations uttered with every possible inflection of injured innocence.
Agno, chief of the devil devil doctors, had stumbled across him on the beach, and, despite the protestations of the boy who claimed him as personal trove, had ordered him to the canoe house.
I did my best to stop the torrent of his tears and protestations by persisting in treating the whole adventure as a good subject for a joke; and succeeded at last, as I imagined, in lessening Pesca's overwhelming sense of obligation to me.
You must have known that it was not my way to flatter and talk soft nonsense, or even to speak the admiration that I felt; and that a single word or glance of mine meant more than the honied phrases and fervent protestations of most other men.
I glanced at the first page; it seemed full of extravagant protestations of affection; impetuous longings for a speedy reunion - and impious defiance of God's mandates, and railings against His providence for having cast their lot asunder, and doomed them both to the hateful bondage of alliance with those they could not love.
I promise you faithfully you shall one day know; but I am under the most solemn ties and engagements of honour, as well as the most religious vows and protestations, to conceal his name at this time.
D'Artagnan raised her by passing his arm round her waist; but as he felt by her weight she was on the point of fainting, he made haste to reassure her by protestations of devotedness.