protest[ noun proh-test; verb pruh-test, proh-test ]SEE DEFINITION OF protest
Synonyms for protest
- big stink
- formal complaint
Antonyms for protest
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PROTEST
And before the trapper could make a protest he had drawn back into the horse shed.
His heavy voice rang out rebukingly, overtoned with protest.
When, at last, words came, they were a frantic prayer of protest.
His love was purely selfish, for he brushed aside her protest as if she had not spoken.
I can feel his eyes on me, and I cannot raise my voice in protest, for do not I countenance it?
Somewhat surprised at her lack of protest--or was it resignation to the inevitable?
I believe that it is at the wrong time that the protest comes.
So far as they were concerned, I had no ground to stand upon in making a protest.
If you allow of it, I protest I will go off privately with you, and we will live and die together.
I hastened to protest, as he sat fatly down in a chair I pushed forward.
c.1400, "avowal, pledge, solemn declaration," from Old French protest (Modern French prôtet), from preotester, and directly from Latin protestari "declare publicly, testify, protest," from pro- "forth, before" (see pro-) + testari "testify," from testis "witness" (see testament).
Meaning "statement of disapproval" first recorded 1751; adjectival sense of "expressing of dissent from, or rejection of, prevailing mores" is from 1953, in reference to U.S. civil rights movement. First record of protest march is from 1959.