Definition of protestation in English:

protestation

Line breaks: prot|est|ation
Pronunciation: /ˌprɒtɪˈsteɪʃ(ə)n
 
/

noun

  • 2An objection or protest: he was warned by the referee for his loud protestations
    More example sentences
    • The loud protestations of those who are fuming at the school board makes you wonder who they think the victims of this whole thing are?
    • The stronger the pull of integration, the louder the protestations against it.
    • Despite our protestations and grumblings, most Jakartans despair in silence without ever making their grievances heard.
    Synonyms
    objection, protest, statement of opposition, exception, complaint, disapproval, opposition, challenge, dissent, demurral, remonstration, fuss, outcry; railing, inveighing, fulmination
    informal stink

Origin

Middle English: from Old French, from late Latin protestatio(n-), from protestari 'to protest' (see protest).

More definitions of protestation

Definition of protestation in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day maelstrom
Pronunciation: ˈmeɪlstrəm
noun
a powerful whirlpool in the sea