dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information


2 definitions found
 for Protesting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Protest \Pro*test"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Protested; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Protesting.] [F. protester, L. protestari, pro
     before + testari to be a witness, testis a witness. See
     Testify.]
     1. To affirm in a public or formal manner; to bear witness;
        to declare solemnly; to avow.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              He protest that his measures are pacific. --Landor.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The lady doth protest too much, methinks. --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To make a solemn declaration (often a written one)
        expressive of opposition; -- with against; as, he protest
        against your votes. --Denham.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The conscience has power . . . to protest againts
              the exorbitancies of the passions.    --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Syn: To affirm; asseverate; assert; aver; attest; testify;
          declare; profess. See Affirm.
          [1913 Webster]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  33 Moby Thesaurus words for "protesting":
     complaining, disputatious, disputing, dissentient, dissenting,
     expostulative, expostulatory, fractious, noncooperative, objecting,
     obstructive, on the barricades, proof against, protestant,
     rebellious, recalcitrant, refractory, reluctant, remonstrant,
     remonstrative, renitent, repellent, resistant, resisting,
     resistive, retardant, retardative, uncooperative, under protest,
     unsubmissive, unyielding, up in arms, withstanding
  
  

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229