Definition of dissensus in English:

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Pronunciation: /dɪˈsɛnsəs/


[mass noun]
Widespread dissent: the ‘shame’ attached to being held responsible for social dissensus
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  • Let us tactically begin with the social form consensus and its opposite dissensus.
  • Once value consensus is eclipsed by dissensus, religion is a natural point of dissension around which political and cultural agendas cluster.
  • Univariate analysis shows dissensus rather than consensus in attitudes and perceptions and that, with the exception of marijuana, control attitudes toward drug use reflect the existing legal code.


1960s: from dis- (expressing reversal) + a shortened form of consensus, or from Latin dissensus 'disagreement'.

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