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[uh b-jek-shuh n] /əbˈdʒɛk ʃən/
a reason or argument offered in disagreement, opposition, refusal, or disapproval.
the act of objecting, opposing, or disputing:
His ideas were open to serious objection.
a ground or cause for objecting.
a feeling of disapproval, dislike, or disagreement.
1350-1400; Middle English objeccioun (< Anglo-French) < Late Latin objectiōn- (stem of objectiō), equivalent to Latin object(us) (see object) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
nonobjection, noun
preobjection, noun
superobjection, noun
4. complaint, protest, criticism. Unabridged
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  • The tower is already under construction, despite critics' objections that it is out of scale and visually intrusive.
  • Others have objections to photographs being made of certain individuals or groups.
  • They raise three major objections to the article's findings.
  • The complaints and objections, as usual, say a lot for you.
  • After much on this, he returns to the kinds-examining and dismissing objections to pastoral, elegy and what not.
  • The lady, not at all offended, replied with excellent arguments to all his objections.
  • Seriously, if you have some specific objections feel free to express them, if you can possibly contribute something of any value.
  • He was answering a lot of the usual objections, the bad evidence that the people present.
  • In fact the editors chose that header over my objections.
  • Despite all your objections, it is well established.
British Dictionary definitions for objections


an expression, statement, or feeling of opposition or dislike
a cause for such an expression, statement, or feeling
the act of objecting
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Word Origin and History for objections



late 14c., from Old French objeccion "reply, retort" (12c.) and directly from Late Latin obiectionem (nominative obiectio), "a throwing or putting before," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin obicere "to oppose" (see object (n.)).

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