What is another word for dissent?

Synonyms for dissent

This thesaurus page includes all potential synonyms, words with the same meaning and similar terms for the word dissent.

Wiktionary2.5 / 2 votes

  1. dissentverb

    To disagree; to withhold assent. Construed with from (or, formerly, to).

    agreement, assent, capitulation, consensus, allow, accept, agree, follow

English Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 1 vote

  1. dissent

    contend, contradict, decline, demur, deny, differ, disagree, dispute, oppose, protest, refuse

    accede, accept, accord, acquiesce, admit, agree, approve, assent, coincide, combine, comply, concur, consent, harmonize

Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 1 vote

  1. dissentnoun

    (law) the difference of one judge's opinion from that of the majority

    "he expressed his dissent in a contrary opinion"

    protest, objection

    assent, acquiesce, accede

  2. dissentnoun

    a difference of opinion

    protest, objection

    accede, assent, acquiesce

  3. protest, objection, dissentverb

    the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent

    protest, remonstrance, remonstration, objection, protestation, expostulation

    accede, acquiesce, assent

  4. dissentverb

    withhold assent

    "Several Republicans dissented"

    differ, resist, protest, take issue, disagree

    accede, assent, acquiesce

  5. protest, resist, dissentverb

    express opposition through action or words

    "dissent to the laws of the country"

    baulk, reject, stand, disagree, resist, hold out, fend, withstand, balk, take issue, jib, stand firm, defy, refuse, protest, differ

    acquiesce, accede, assent

  6. disagree, differ, dissent, take issueverb

    be of different opinions

    "I beg to differ!"; "She disagrees with her husband on many questions"

    differ, disaccord, protest, discord, resist, disagree, take issue

    accede, assent, acquiesce

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. dissentverb

    withhold assent, refuse to agree

  2. dissentnoun

    disagreement, difference of opinion

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. dissentnoun

    dissension, disagreement, variance, nonconformity, dissidence

Suggested Resources

  1. dissent

    Song lyrics by dissent -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by dissent on the Lyrics.com website.

  2. Dissent

    Dissent vs. Dissension -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Dissent and Dissension.

How to pronounce dissent?

How to say dissent in sign language?

Words popularity by usage frequency


How to use dissent in a sentence?

  1. Samuel Alito:

    The dissent is correct that the Voting Rights Act exemplifies our country’s commitment to democracy, but there is nothing democratic about the dissent’s attempt to bring about a wholesale transfer of the authority to set voting rules from the States to the federal courts.

  2. Dwight D Eisenhower:

    Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels - men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.

  3. Abe Fortas:

    Dissent and dissenters have no monopoly on freedom. They must tolerate opposition. They must accept dissent from their dissent. And they must give it the respect and the latitude which they claim for themselves.

  4. J. W. Fulbright:

    In a democracy dissent is an act of faith. Like medicine, the test of its value is not in its taste, but in its effects.

  5. Dwight D. Eisenhower:

    Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels - men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, we may never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.

Translations for dissent

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • معارArabic
  • разногласие, разкол, не се съгласявам, несъгласиеBulgarian
  • dissentierenGerman
  • αντίρρησηGreek
  • disensión, discrepar, disentirSpanish
  • olla eri mieltä, toisinajatteluFinnish
  • mì-chòrd, eas-aontaScottish Gaelic
  • मतभेदHindi
  • discrepare, disconvenire, dissentire, divergereItalian
  • afwijking van mening, van mening verschillenDutch
  • buntPolish
  • dissentir, discordarPortuguese
  • инакомыслие, несогласие, во, расходиться, раскол, разногласиеRussian
  • ไม่เห็นด้วยThai
  • ІнакомисленняUkrainian
  • 异议Chinese

Get even more translations for dissent »


Find a translation for the dissent synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)


Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:


"dissent." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 29 Sep. 2023. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/dissent>.

Discuss these dissent synonyms with the community:


    Are we missing a good synonym for dissent?

    Image or illustration of


    Credit »

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Browse Synonyms.com


    Are you a human thesaurus?

    This word is not a synonym of "Ample".
    • A. Capacious
    • B. Commodious
    • C. Poky
    • D. Generous

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for dissent: