objection

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
  1. noun
    the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest
    synonyms: expostulation, remonstrance, remonstration
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    communicating, communication
    the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information
  2. noun
    the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent
    synonyms: dissent, protest
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    boycott
    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)
    walkout
    the act of walking out (of a meeting or organization) as a sign of protest
    work-in
    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
    recusancy
    refusal to submit to established authority; originally the refusal of Roman Catholics to attend services of the Church of England
    vigil
    a peaceful, stationary demonstration or protest, especially at night
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    resistance
    group action in opposition to those in power
  3. noun
    the speech act of objecting
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    challenge
    a formal objection to the selection of a particular person as a juror
    complaint
    an expression of grievance or resentment
    demur, demurral, demurrer
    (law) a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings
    dissent
    (law) the difference of one judge's opinion from that of the majority
    exception
    grounds for adverse criticism
    beef, bitch, gripe, kick, squawk
    informal terms for objecting
    protest, protestation
    a formal and solemn declaration of objection
    protest
    the act of making a strong public expression of disagreement and disapproval
    caption
    taking exception; especially a quibble based on a captious argument
    grievance
    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
    jeremiad
    a long and mournful complaint
    kvetch
    (Yiddish) a nagging complaint
    pet peeve
    an opportunity for complaint that is seldom missed
    whimper, whine
    a complaint uttered in a plaintive whining way
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    speech act
    the use of language to perform some act
  4. noun
    (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
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    recusation
    (law) an objection grounded on the judge's relationship to one of the parties
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    procedure
    a mode of conducting legal and parliamentary proceedings
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