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Dissent vs. Disagreement — What's the Difference?

Dissent vs. Disagreement — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Dissent and Disagreement

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Dissent

Dissent is an opinion, philosophy or sentiment of non-agreement or opposition to a prevailing idea or policy enforced by a government, political party or other entity or individual in a capacity of contextual authority. A dissenting person may be referred to as a dissenter.
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Disagreement

Lack of consensus or approval
Disagreements between parents and adolescents
There was some disagreement about the details
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Dissent

The holding or expression of opinions at variance with those commonly or officially held
There was no dissent from this view
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Disagreement

A failure or refusal to agree.
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Dissent

Hold or express opinions that are at variance with those commonly or officially held
Two members dissented from the majority
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Disagreement

A disparity; an inconsistency.
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Dissent

To have or express an opinion different from a prevailing or official position; disagree.
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Disagreement

A conflict or difference of opinion.
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Dissent

(Law) To reach a conclusion contrary to the majority of the judges deciding a case; render a minority opinion.
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Disagreement

A quarrel.
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Dissent

Difference of opinion or feeling; disagreement.
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Disagreement

An argument or debate.
They had a bit of a disagreement about what color to paint the bedroom, but they have reached a compromise.
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Dissent

The refusal to conform to the authority or doctrine of an established church; nonconformity.
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Disagreement

A condition of not agreeing or concurring.
The theory shows considerable disagreement with the data.
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Dissent

(Law) A judicial opinion reaching a conclusion contrary to that reached by the majority of judges deciding a case; a minority opinion. Also called dissenting opinion.
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Disagreement

The state of disagreeing; a being at variance; dissimilitude; diversity.
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Dissent

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

Unsuitableness; unadaptedness.
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Dissent

(intransitive) To differ from, especially in opinion, beliefs, etc.
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Disagreement

Difference of opinion or sentiment.
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Dissent

(obsolete) To be different; to have contrary characteristics.
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Disagreement

A falling out, or controversy; difference.
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Dissent

Disagreement with the ideas, doctrines, decrees, etc. of a political party, government or religion.
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Disagreement

A conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters
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Dissent

An act of disagreeing with, or deviating from, the views and opinions of those holding authority.
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Disagreement

A difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions;
A growing divergence of opinion
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Dissent

(Anglo-American common law) A separate opinion filed in a case by judges who disagree with the outcome of the majority of the court in that case
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Disagreement

The speech act of disagreeing or arguing or disputing
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Dissent

(sports) A violation that arises when disagreement with an official call is expressed in an inappropriate manner such as foul language, rude gestures, or failure to comply.
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Dissent

To differ in opinion; to be of unlike or contrary sentiment; to disagree; - followed by from.
The bill passed . . . without a dissenting voice.
Opinions in which multitudes of men dissent from us.
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Dissent

To differ from an established church in regard to doctrines, rites, or government.
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Dissent

To differ; to be of a contrary nature.
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Dissent

The act of dissenting; difference of opinion; refusal to adopt something proposed; nonagreement, nonconcurrence, or disagreement.
The dissent of no small number [of peers] is frequently recorded.
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Dissent

Separation from an established church, especially that of England; nonconformity.
It is the dissidence of dissent and the protestantism of the Protestant religion.
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Dissent

Contrariety of nature; diversity in quality.
The dissent of the metals.
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Dissent

(law) the difference of one judge's opinion from that of the majority;
He expressed his dissent in a contrary opinion
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Dissent

A difference of opinion
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Dissent

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

Withhold assent;
Several Republicans dissented
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Dissent

Express opposition through action or words;
Dissent to the laws of the country
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Dissent

Be of different opinions;
I beg to differ!
She disagrees with her husband on many questions
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