follow Dictionary.com

Why turkey has the same name as Turkey

dissentient

[dih-sen-shuh nt] /dɪˈsɛn ʃənt/
adjective
1.
dissenting, especially from the opinion of the majority.
noun
2.
a person who dissents.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Latin dissentient- (stem of dissentiēns, present participle of dissentīre), equivalent to dissenti- (see dissent) + -ent- -ent
Related forms
dissentience, dissentiency, noun
dissentiently, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for dissentient
  • The committee having returned to the meeting, the following resolutions were proposed and carried with a single dissentient.
British Dictionary definitions for dissentient

dissentient

/dɪˈsɛnʃənt/
adjective
1.
dissenting, esp from the opinion of the majority
noun
2.
a dissenter
Derived Forms
dissentience, dissentiency, noun
dissentiently, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for dissentient

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for dissentient

12
14
Scrabble Words With Friends