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dissentient

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adjective dis·sen·tient \di-ˈsen(t)-sh(ē-)ənt\

Definition of dissentient

  1. :  expressing dissent

dissentient

noun


Examples of dissentient in a sentence

  1. <the communist party did not look favorably on dissentient opinions>



Origin and Etymology of dissentient

Latin dissentient-, dissentiens, present participle of dissentire


First Known Use: 1651


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