dissenting dissenting  /dɪs ˈɛn tɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) disagreeing, especially with a majority

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. A confidential letter he had written to the Pope dissenting from the encyclical became public, and he was reported to have submitted his resignation.
  2. After the university ousted the squatters and fenced the lot, inevitably a dissenting march was mounted.
  3. For decades, Mother Teresa was elected with only one dissenting vote: her own.

News

  1. Perils of rebel aid

    The United States has decided to provide weapons and other aid to the rebels fighting the Assad regime in Syria. But, there are a lot of dissenting voices on the issue. 0 read more
    on June 15, 2013     Source: KETK 56 Tyler

  2. Comment on Hazardous Fire Risk Reduction Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Berkeley/Oakland Hills

    I am submitting this comment [to FEMA] as a frequent user of the Claremont Canyon and Strawberry Canyon trails and resident at 6442 Hillegass Avenue, Oakland; and apparently a mildly dissenting member of the Claremont Canyon Conservancy.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Berkeley Daily Planet

  3. Split Decision

    The panel, in a 2-1 decision, said the JNOV granted by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge John Wiley was both procedurally and substantively flawed. The dissenting justice argued that the JNOV should stand because the plaintiffs failed to prove their case and that any procedural error was harmless.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Metropolitan News-Enterprise

Quotes

  1. "Whenever I see violence perpetrated on people who are peacefully dissenting, and whenever the American people see that, I think they're rightfully troubled," said Obama.
    on Jun 15, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Xinhua

  2. "Where the membership stands could not be more clear," said Carlton Cuse, an executive producer of the television drama "Lost" and a member of the guild negotiating committee. "There was not a single dissenting voice in the room."
    on Nov 2, 2007 By: Carlton Cuse Source: TIME

  3. "The Bush administration has convinced the Canadian government to do its dirty work, to deny entry to people who are dissenting against Bush administration policies," said Ann Wright, a retired Army colonel and diplomat who was turned back at...
    on Oct 24, 2007 By: Ann Wright Source: Guardian Unlimited

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