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objection

Line breaks: ob|jec¦tion
Pronunciation: /əbˈdʒɛkʃ(ə)n
 
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Definition of objection in English:

noun

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.
Synonyms
opposition, argument, counter-argument, demurral, disapproval, dissent, disagreement
informal niggle, gripe, beef, grouch
1.1 [mass noun] The 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.

Origin

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

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