dissentient

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin dissentient-, dissentiēns (dissenting).

Noun[edit]

dissentient (plural dissentients)

  1. A dissenter.
    • 1945, George Orwell, Animal Farm, chapter 1
      The vote was taken at once, and it was agreed by an overwhelming majority that rats were comrades. There were only four dissentients, the three dogs and the cat, who was afterwards discovered to have voted on both sides.

Adjective[edit]

dissentient (comparative more dissentient, superlative most dissentient)

  1. Dissenting; of a different opinion.
    • 1914, Saki, ‘The Story-teller’, Beasts and Superbeasts, Penguin 2000 (Complete Short Stories), p. 354:
      A dissentient opinion came from the aunt.

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

dissentient

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of dissentiō