Definition of objection in English:

objection

noun

  • 1An expression or feeling of disapproval or opposition; a reason for disagreeing.

    ‘they have raised no objections to the latest plans’
    • ‘It will allow residents to seek a review of licences at any time and raise objections when they are applied for.’
    • ‘Apparently, the administration knew about the trip and raised no objections.’
    • ‘The firm says it has been surprised by the amount of objections raised by planning officers.’
    • ‘Traffic is a common theme of the concerns expressed in the objections to the quarry.’
    • ‘If you have any further objections or points to raise, please feel free to comment.’
    • ‘However, objections have been raised by canoeists who fear their sport may suffer.’
    • ‘An inquiry is pending on one refusal and the deadline for objections to the recent application is today.’
    • ‘He explained that applying for a new licence gave greater scope for objections to be raised.’
    • ‘Could some expense be spared had the council taken account of what local concerns and objections are?’
    • ‘I review and present my objections to every planning application on this site.’
    • ‘The shop used to be a newsagent and the move sparked objections from residents, who got up a petition to fight it.’
    • ‘Why do they think so many people raised objections to the invasion in the first place?’
    • ‘There have been a number of objections so far and it remains to be seen how the issue will be resolved.’
    • ‘It led to the highest number of objections ever received by Ilkley planners to a single application.’
    • ‘It is the second time the plans have raised objections from the town council.’
    • ‘The Highways Authority has not raised any objections to the principle of the access road.’
    • ‘This has now been put right and residents will have the opportunity to raise objections if they wish.’
    • ‘They said that the President either had already signed it or was about to when objections were raised in Congress.’
    • ‘They unanimously approved the project despite strong objections from some patients.’
    • ‘In the review he raised some objections and also claimed that he had been the first to prove some of the results.’
    protest, protestation, demur, demurrer, remonstrance, remonstration, exception, complaint, grievance, moan, grumble, grouse, cavil, quibble, expostulation
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    1. 1.1mass noun The action of challenging or disagreeing with something.
      ‘his view is open to objection’
      • ‘There were 14 letters of support for the scheme and eight letters of objection.’
      • ‘A spokesman at the council has said it has already received 37 letters of objection to the plans.’
      • ‘Letters of objection were received from two neighbours who said two houses would be over development.’
      • ‘He cannot take what he says to have the respectable standing of real criticism or real objection.’
      • ‘It was opposed by Frinton and Walton Town Council and two neighbours also sent in letters of objection.’
      • ‘This is an ingenious and illuminating argument, but it is open to serious objection.’
      • ‘The current planning system does not appear to have any mechanism for negotiation only for objection.’
      • ‘The application is open to objection and is likely that the whole process will take many months.’
      • ‘Now local people are mounting a campaign of objection in what could be the first test of the village design statement.’
      • ‘At the very least McConnell needs a convincing answer to this objection before his plan goes further.’
      • ‘A more serious objection is that he was doing the prime minister's bidding.’
      • ‘I've looked at your site, and I have no objection to the excerpt from my essay that is presented there.’
      • ‘All of the explanations are open to serious objection: it may well be that none of them is correct.’
      • ‘This position, even if internally consistent, would seem to be open to grave objection.’
      • ‘He said one objection carried the same weight as objections from a large number of people.’
      • ‘It also agreed with the council's objection to selecting children based on computing ability.’
      • ‘Normally the town council planning committee states that it either objects to or has no objection to plans.’
      • ‘To my editorial consternation, he has no objection to being seen as didactic in his novels.’
      • ‘Whilst we have no objection to competition, this one-sided battle is madness.’
      • ‘Yesterday it emerged that Swindon Council has agreed to the application without objection.’
      protest, protestation, remonstrance, statement of dissatisfaction, grievance, charge, accusation, criticism
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Origin

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

Pronunciation

objection

/əbˈdʒɛkʃ(ə)n/