Definition of objection noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//əbˈdʒekʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//əbˈdʒekʃn//
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objection (to something/to doing something) | objection (that…) a reason why you do not like or are opposed to something; a statement about this I have no objection to him coming to stay. I'd like to come too, if you have no objection. The main objection to the plan was that it would cost too much. to raise an objection to something No objections were raised at the time. The proposal will go ahead despite strong objections from the public. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French, or from late Latin objectio(n-), from the verb obicere from ob- ‘in the way of’ + jacere ‘to throw’.Extra examples My one objection is that I don’t think such an amendment is necessary. She was appointed over the objections of certain members of the board. The committee has raised serious objections to the plans. a common objection against nuclear power Because an objection was raised we decided to look at the matter again. There was widespread objection to the proposals.
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