ADJ. serious, strong He would brook no serious dissent. | growing | internal internal party dissent | political, religious Political dissent is not tolerated.
VERB + DISSENT arouse, cause, provoke | express, show There are many ways of expressing dissent. | brook, tolerate | stifle, suppress The regime ruthlessly suppresses all dissent.
PREP. ~ against popular dissent against the Church | ~ from His dissent from his family's religious beliefs caused a lot of ill-feeling.
PHRASES a voice of dissent In the early 1960s, the voices of dissent began to rise.