Definition of protestation in English:


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


  • 2An objection or protest: he was warned by the referee for his loud protestations
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    • 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.
    objection, protest, statement of opposition, exception, complaint, disapproval, opposition, challenge, dissent, demurral, remonstration, fuss, outcry; railing, inveighing, fulmination
    informal stink


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

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