dis·​sen·​tient di-ˈsen(t)-sh(ē-)ənt How to pronounce dissentient (audio)
: expressing dissent
dissentient noun

Examples of dissentient in a Sentence

the communist party did not look favorably on dissentient opinions

Word History


Latin dissentient-, dissentiens, present participle of dissentire

First Known Use

1651, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dissentient was in 1651

Dictionary Entries Near dissentient

Cite this Entry

“Dissentient.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dissentient. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


dis·​sen·​tient dis-ˈen-chənt How to pronounce dissentient (audio)
: expressing dissent
a dissentient opinion
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