Definitions For Dissent


  • The act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent
  • A difference of opinion
  • (law) the difference of one judge's opinion from that of the majority
  • Public disagreement with an official opinion, decision, or set of beliefs
  • A statement by a judge giving reasons why the judge does not agree with the decision made by the other judges in a court case


  • Withhold assent
  • Be of different opinions
  • Express opposition through action or words
  • To publicly disagree with an official opinion, decision, or set of beliefs

Is Dissent a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Dissent is worth 8 points in Scrabble and 9 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Dissent in a Sentence

  • The Supreme Court, with two justices dissenting, ruled that the law was constitutional.
  • Anyone who dissented was encouraged to speak out while they had the chance
  • Church leaders permitted no dissent from church teachings.
  • He did everything in his power to suppress political dissent.
  • These dissents come from prominent scientists and should not be ignored.

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