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Definition of "dissentient" [dis•sen•tient]

  • Dissenting, especially from the sentiment or policies of a majority. (adjective)
  • A dissenter. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dissentient" in a sentence
  • "We may be right, but we must be provably, demonstrably and overpoweringly right before we are justified in calling the dissentient a fool."
  • "That would make nine states—the number needed for ratification—“without a dissentient.”"
  • "There is obviously a segment of the Labour backbenches which is dissentient on this issue."