how to pronounce dissent


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dissent is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of dissent in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… the right to dissent peaceably in the …”

meanings of dissent


  1. Disagreement with the ideas, doctrines, decrees, etc. of a political party, government or religion.
  2. An act of disagreeing with, or deviating from, the views and opinions of those holding authority.
  3. A separate opinion filed in a case by judges who disagree with the outcome of the majority of the court in that case.
  4. A violation that arises when disagreement with an official call is expressed in an inappropriate manner such as foul language, rude gestures, of failure to comply.


  1. To differ from, especially in opinion, beliefs, etc.
  2. To disagree; to withhold assent. Construed with from (or, formerly, to).
  3. To be different; to have contrary characteristics.

dissent frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word dissent occurs in english on average 3.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics dissent can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that dissent can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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