- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)Difference of opinionNouns1. dissent, dissension, dissidence, discord, discordance, disagreement, nonagreement; difference or diversity of opinion; unconformity; protestantism, recusancy, schism; secession (see relinquishment); apostasy; caviling, protest, hue and cry, objection, demur, exception; contradiction (see negation). See heterodoxy, opposition.2. demonstration, rally, sit-in, march, protest.3. dissentient, dissenter; recusant, schismatic, nonconformist; protestant, sectarian.Verbs1. dissent, demur; call in question, differ, beg to differ, take issue, disagree, take exception, contradict (see negation); say no, refuse assent, refuse to admit; cavil, object, quibble, split hairs, protest, raise one's voice against, take issue; repudiate; shake the head, shrug the shoulders; secede (see relinquishment). Slang, kick, raise a stink, bitch, beef, yell bloody murder.2. demonstrate, rally, hold a sit-in, march, protest.Adjectives — dissenting, dissident, dissentient; negative (see negation), unconsenting, noncontent; protestant, recusant; unconvinced, unconverted; sectarian, denominational, schismatic; unavowed, unacknowledged; out of the question; discontented (see discontent); unwilling.Adverbs — dissentingly, at variance, at issue with; under protest.Interjections — God forbid! not for the world! by no means! not on your life! no sir[r]ee! not by a long shot!; pardon me!Quotations — We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty (Edward R. Mur-row), If our democracy is to flourish, it must have criticism; if our government is to function, it must have dissent (Henry Steele Commager), I will have no laws. I will acknowledge none. I protest against every law which an authority calling itself necessary imposes upon my free will (Pierre-Joseph Proudhon).Antonyms, see assent.II(Roget's IV) n.Syn. nonconformity, difference, dissidence, heterodoxy; see disagreement 1 , heresy , nonconformity , objection 2 .v.III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)In.disagreement, difference of opinion, contention, conflict, dissension, argument, dispute, discord, schism, nonconformity, opposition.ANT.: agreement, accord, concurrenceIIv.disagree, contradict, differ, argue, dispute, oppose, vary, reject, contend, protest.ANT.: agree, concur, assentIV(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb To be of different opinion: differ, disaccord, disagree, discord, vary. Idiom: join (or take) issue. See AGREE. II noun A state of disagreement and disharmony: clash, conflict, confrontation, contention, difference, difficulty, disaccord, discord, discordance, dissension, dissentience, dissidence, dissonance, faction, friction, inharmony, schism, strife, variance, war, warfare. See CONFLICT.
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