dissenting

adjective, often capitalized
dis·​sent·​ing | \ di-ˈsen-tiŋ How to pronounce dissenting (audio) \

Definition of dissenting

: of or relating to the English Nonconformists a dissenting church dissenting merchants

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Examples of dissenting in a Sentence

dissenting views were ruthlessly suppressed under the dictatorship

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But that dissenting Republican was Ryan Zinke, who at the time represented Montana in Congress. Dino Grandoni, Washington Post, "The Energy 202: How a conservation fund helped sink Trump's budget-trimming efforts," 25 June 2018 And while Mr Trump has never hidden his allergy to multilateralism, today his cabinet has fewer dissenting voices. The Economist, "Europe has few good options for dealing with Donald Trump," 17 May 2018 Many of those members have left Pyeongchang, including the IOC's two strongest dissenting voices: Richard Pound of Canada and Adam Pengilly of Britain. Stephen Wade, Houston Chronicle, "IOC leaves decision on Russians at Olympics until Sunday," 24 Feb. 2018 Many of those members have left Pyeongchang, including the IOC's two strongest dissenting voices: Richard Pound of Canada and Adam Pengilly of Britain. Stephen Wade, Houston Chronicle, "IOC leaves decision on Russians at Olympics until Sunday," 24 Feb. 2018 Many of those members have left Pyeongchang, including the IOC's two strongest dissenting voices: Richard Pound of Canada and Adam Pengilly of Britain. Stephen Wade, Houston Chronicle, "IOC leaves decision on Russians at Olympics until Sunday," 24 Feb. 2018 Many of those members have left Pyeongchang, including the IOC's two strongest dissenting voices: Richard Pound of Canada and Adam Pengilly of Britain. Stephen Wade, Houston Chronicle, "IOC leaves decision on Russians at Olympics until Sunday," 24 Feb. 2018 Many of those members have left Pyeongchang, including the IOC's two strongest dissenting voices: Richard Pound of Canada and Adam Pengilly of Britain. Stephen Wade, Houston Chronicle, "IOC leaves decision on Russians at Olympics until Sunday," 24 Feb. 2018 Many of those members have left Pyeongchang, including the IOC's two strongest dissenting voices: Richard Pound of Canada and Adam Pengilly of Britain. Stephen Wade, Houston Chronicle, "IOC leaves decision on Russians at Olympics until Sunday," 24 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of dissenting

1644, in the meaning defined above

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