One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who expresses opposition to or disagreement with something.‘objectors to the housing plans’‘objectors claim that the development will have a devastatingly negative impact’
- ‘During the First World War, he was a conscientious objector and worked on road-digging and similar tasks.’
- ‘Objectors are concerned about the project's viability.’
- ‘The redevelopment of the shopping centre is to go ahead after all three objectors withdrew their appeals.’
- ‘The objectors seem to have been outnumbered by those who wanted 150 jobs for the area.’
- ‘Objectors claimed that the plan was risky and naive.’
- ‘An objector will always disagree with a decision to grant planning permission.’
- ‘He resolved his many conflicts of loyalties during the Second World War by becoming a conscientious objector.’
- ‘He is, however, highly critical of local communities and objectors who are constantly delaying the introduction of badly-needed infrastructure developments.’
- ‘There were 58 objectors to the development.’
- ‘That decision is now under review after an objector lodged an appeal.’
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