dissentient

adjective
dis·​sen·​tient | \ di-ˈsen(t)-sh(ē-)ənt How to pronounce dissentient (audio) \

Definition of dissentient

: expressing dissent

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dissentient noun

Examples of dissentient in a Sentence

the communist party did not look favorably on dissentient opinions

First Known Use of dissentient

1651, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dissentient

Latin dissentient-, dissentiens, present participle of dissentire

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The first known use of dissentient was in 1651

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“Dissentient.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dissentient. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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