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Dissenting, especially from the sentiment or policies of a majority.
A dissenter.

dis·sen′tience n.


dissenting, esp from the opinion of the majority
a dissenter
disˈsentience, disˈsentiency n
disˈsentiently adv


(dɪˈsɛn ʃənt)

1. dissenting, esp. from the opinion of the majority.
2. a person who dissents.
[1615–25; < Latin]
dis•sen′tience, dis•sen′tien•cy, n.
dis•sen′tient•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dissentient - (of Catholics) refusing to attend services of the Church of England
unorthodox - breaking with convention or tradition; "an unorthodox lifestyle"
2.dissentient - disagreeing, especially with a majority
negative - expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial


[dɪˈsenʃɪənt] (frm)
A. ADJ = dissenting
B. Ndisidente mf
References in classic literature ?
There was not a dissentient voice on the subject, either when Mrs.
The other dissentient was a young child, who squalled at the fullest stretch of his lungs, and babbled some unintelligible nonsense about a pumpkin.
He smiled much less; when he said "Exactly" it was more often an introduction to a dissentient opinion than in those submissive bachelor days; and Dorothea found to her surprise that she had to resolve not to be afraid of him--all the more because he was really her best friend.
I never heard a dissentient voice in all the comments and I'm sure those certificates will stand on many mantelpieces in years to come.
For example, s 93(3) of the Constitution Act, 1867 (UK), 30 & 31 Vict, c 3, reprinted in RSC 1985, App II, No 5 [Constitution Act, 1867], provides that: "[w]here in any Province a System of Separate or Dissentient Schools exists by Law at the Union or is thereafter established by the Legislature of the Province, an Appeal shall lie to the Governor General in Council from any Act or Decision of any Provincial Authority affecting any Right or Privilege of the Protestant or Roman Catholic Minority of the Queen's Subjects in relation to Education.
Gujarat government sources reveal that Modi puts special emphasis on eliminating possible exposure of corrupt practices by throttling dissentient voices or threatening and smearing potential whistleblowers.
He considers anti-federalist struggles; building popular counter power in democratic societies of the 1790s; James Madison, Thomas Cooper, and several other key theorizers and organizers of dissentient democracy.
As for the dissentient communities in the "Protestant West":
He devolves upon his own world the responsibility of being in the right against the dissentient worlds of other people; and it never troubles him that mere accident has decided which of these numerous worlds is the object of his reliance, and that the same causes which make him a churchman in London would have made him a Buddhist or a Confucian in Peking.
The Bill which should have put an end to the inhuman practice of employing children to sweep chimneys, was thrown out on the third reading in the House of Lords (having passed the Commons without a dissentient voice) by a speech from Lord Lauderdale, the force of which consisted in, literally, a Joe Millar jest.
Penalizing a dissentient legislator who has strong local support runs the risk of losing that seat.
The dissentient, Judge Tulkens, noted there was no evidence of Sahin's reasons for wearing the headscarf, or that she was seeking to make any particular statement, or achieve any particular purpose, by wearing it.