An objection is a way of saying "No!" to something. People offer objections to things they oppose.

An objection is a statement of protest. During weddings, you often hear the question "Does anyone object to this union?" If someone did, that would be an objection: they think the wedding is a bad idea. In court, a lawyer says "Objection!" if they think the other lawyer said something unfair or wrong. A little kid who says "I don't want eggs!" is making an objection. Any kind of disapproval is an objection. When there are no objections, people agree.

Definitions of objection

n the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest

expostulation, remonstrance, remonstration
Type of:
communicating, communication
the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information

n the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent

dissent, protest
Boston Tea Party
demonstration (1773) by citizens of Boston who (disguised as Indians) raided three British ships in Boston harbor and dumped hundreds of chests of tea into the harbor; organized as a protest against taxes on tea
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a group's refusal to have commercial dealings with some organization in protest against its policies
direct action
a protest action by labor or minority groups to obtain their demands
demonstration, manifestation
a public display of group feelings (usually of a political nature)
the act of walking out (of a meeting or organization) as a sign of protest
occasion when workers continue to work as a protest against e.g. proposed dismissal or closure of the factory
protest march
occasion when you can express opposition by marching (usually on some government institution) without a license
civil disobedience
a group's refusal to obey a law because they believe the law is immoral (as in protest against discrimination)
job action
a temporary action by workers to protest management decision or to make demands
nonviolence, nonviolent resistance, passive resistance
peaceful resistance to a government by fasting or refusing to cooperate
refusal to submit to established authority; originally the refusal of Roman Catholics to attend services of the Church of England
Type of:
group action in opposition to those in power

n the speech act of objecting

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a formal objection to the selection of a particular person as a juror
an expression of grievance or resentment
demur, demurral, demurrer
(law) a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings
(law) the difference of one judge's opinion from that of the majority
grounds for adverse criticism
beef, bitch, gripe, kick, squawk
informal terms for objecting
protest, protestation
a formal and solemn declaration of objection
the act of making a strong public expression of disagreement and disapproval
taking exception; especially a quibble based on a captious argument
a complaint about a (real or imaginary) wrong that causes resentment and is grounds for action
grumble, grumbling, murmur, murmuring, mutter, muttering
a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
a long and mournful complaint
(Yiddish) a nagging complaint
pet peeve
an opportunity for complaint that is seldom missed
whimper, whine
a complaint uttered in a plaintive whining way
Type of:
speech act
the use of language to perform some act

n (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

(law) an objection grounded on the judge's relationship to one of the parties
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a mode of conducting legal and parliamentary proceedings

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