Share this entry
objection Syllabification: ob·jec·tion
Pronunciation: /əbˈjekSH(ə)n/

Definition of objection in English:


1An expression or feeling of disapproval or opposition; a reason for disagreeing: they have raised no objections to the latest plans
More example sentences
  • They said that the President either had already signed it or was about to when objections were raised in Congress.
  • Traffic is a common theme of the concerns expressed in the objections to the quarry.
  • It will allow residents to seek a review of licences at any time and raise objections when they are applied for.
opposition, argument, counterargument, disagreement, disapproval, dissent
informal gripe, beef
1.1The action of challenging or disagreeing with something: his view is open to objection
More example sentences
  • The application is open to objection and is likely that the whole process will take many months.
  • This position, even if internally consistent, would seem to be open to grave objection.
  • All of the explanations are open to serious objection: it may well be that none of them is correct.


Late Middle English: from Old French, or from late Latin objectio(n-), from the verb obicere (see object).

Words that rhyme with objection

abjection, affection, circumspection, collection, complexion, confection, connection, convection, correction, defection, deflection, dejection, detection, direction, ejection, election, genuflection, imperfection, infection, inflection, injection, inspection, insurrection, interconnection, interjection, intersection, introspection, lection, misdirection, perfection, predilection, projection, protection, refection, reflection, rejection, resurrection, retrospection, section, selection, subjection, transection, vivisection
Definition of objection in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources