dis·​sent·​ing di-ˈsen-tiŋ How to pronounce dissenting (audio)
often capitalized
: of or relating to the English Nonconformists
a dissenting church
dissenting merchants

Examples of dissenting in a Sentence

dissenting views were ruthlessly suppressed under the dictatorship
Recent Examples on the Web In the dissenting view, the star collapses to the edge of the event horizon and then hovers there, or rebounds and explodes. Corey S. Powell, Discover Magazine, 26 Feb. 2015 The document runs to more than a hundred and fifty pages, and for each question there are affirmative and dissenting studies, as well as some that indicate mixed results. The New Yorker, 3 June 2022 Board member Renee Paschall cast the lone dissenting vote on the final package. Elizabeth Sander, San Antonio Express-News, 19 Aug. 2022 The new gun law was passed by New Zealand’s parliament near-unanimously, with only a single dissenting vote. Abid Rahman, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 May 2022 Los Angeles City Councilwoman Nithya Raman was the sole dissenting vote. Rachel Uranga, Los Angeles Times, 7 Apr. 2022 No Russian official who spoke gave a dissenting view. Nomaan Merchant and Vladimir Isachenkov, Anchorage Daily News, 1 Mar. 2022 But others said no harm would be done by allowing the restaurant owner to express a dissenting view. Los Angeles Times, 21 Nov. 2021 The House approved its map, 158-1, last week, with Representative Lenny Mirra, a Georgetown Republican, providing the lone dissenting vote. BostonGlobe.com, 27 Oct. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1644, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dissenting was in 1644

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“Dissenting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dissenting. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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