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English noun: objection

1. objection (communication) the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest


Synonymsexpostulation, remonstrance, remonstration


Broader (hypernym)communicating, communication

2. objection (communication) the speech act of objecting


Broader (hypernym)speech act


Narrower (hyponym)beef, bitch, challenge, complaint, demur, demurral, demurrer, dissent, exception, gripe, kick, protest, protest, protestation, squawk

3. objection (act) the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent


Synonymsdissent, protest


Broader (hypernym)resistance


Narrower (hyponym)boycott, demonstration, direct action, manifestation, walkout

4. objection (act) (law) a procedure whereby a party to a suit says that a particular line of questioning or a particular witness or a piece of evidence or other matter is improper and should not be continued and asks the court to rule on its impropriety or illegality


Broader (hypernym)procedure


Narrower (hyponym)recusation


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law









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