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{adj: bothered, daunted, fazed} caused to show discomposure
"refused to be fazed by the objections"

{adj: ethical} conforming to accepted standards of social or professional behavior
"an ethical lawyer"
"ethical medical practice"
"an ethical problem"
"had no ethical objection to drinking"
"Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants"- Omar N. Bradley
<-> unethical

{adj: exceptionable, objectionable} liable to objection or debate; used of something one might take exception to
"a thoroughly unpleasant highly exceptionable piece of writing"
"found the politician's views objectionable"

{adj: immaterial} of no importance or relevance especially to a law case
"an objection that is immaterial after the fact"
<-> material

{adj: serious} requiring effort or concentration; complex and not easy to answer or solve
"raised serious objections to the proposal"
"the plan has a serious flaw"

{adj: superficial, trivial} of little substance or significance
"a few superficial editorial changes"
"only trivial objections"

{adv: aside, away} out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts)
"brush the objections aside"
"pushed all doubts away"

{adv: recently, newly, freshly, fresh, new} very recently
"they are newly married"
"newly raised objections"
"a newly arranged hairdo"
"grass new washed by the rain"
"a freshly cleaned floor"
"we are fresh out of tomatoes"

{n: Mason, George Mason} American Revolutionary leader from Virginia whose objections led to the drafting of the Bill of Rights (1725-1792)

{n: Wycliffe, John Wycliffe, Wickliffe, John Wickliffe, Wyclif, John Wyclif, Wiclif, John Wiclif} English theologian whose objections to Roman Catholic doctrine anticipated the Protestant Reformation (1328-1384)

{n: challenge} a formal objection to the selection of a particular person as a juror

{n: demur, demurral, demurrer} (law) a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings

{n: expostulation, remonstrance, remonstration, objection} the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest

{n: foundation} the basis on which something is grounded
"there is little foundation for his objections"

{n: hand} a position given by its location to the side of an object
"objections were voiced on every hand"

{n: heckler, badgerer} someone who tries to embarrass you with gibes and questions and objections

{n: objection} (law) a procedure whereby a party to a suit says that a particular line of questioning or a particular witness or a piece of evidence or other matter is improper and should not be continued and asks the court to rule on its impropriety or illegality

{n: objection} the speech act of objecting

{n: prolepsis} anticipating and answering objections in advance

{n: protest, objection, dissent} the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent

{n: protest, protestation} a formal and solemn declaration of objection
"they finished the game under protest to the league president"
"the senator rose to register his protest"
"the many protestations did not stay the execution"

{n: quibble, quiddity, cavil} an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections

{n: quibbler, caviller, caviler, pettifogger} a disputant who quibbles; someone who raises annoying petty objections

{n: recusation, recusal} (law) the disqualification of a judge or jury by reason of prejudice or conflict of interest; a judge can be recused by objections of either party or judges can disqualify themselves

{n: recusation} (law) an objection grounded on the judge's relationship to one of the parties

{n: starkness, absoluteness, utterness} the quality of being complete or utter or extreme
"the starkness of his contrast between justice and fairness was open to many objections"

{v: brush} remove with or as if with a brush
"brush away the crumbs"
"brush the dust from the jacket"
"brush aside the objections"

{v: cavil, carp, chicane} raise trivial objections

{v: challenge, take exception} raise a formal objection in a court of law

{v: draw} elicit responses, such as objections, criticism, applause, etc.
"The President's comments drew sharp criticism from the Republicans"
"The comedian drew a lot of laughter"

{v: make possible} make accessible
"This answer opens the door to new objections"

{v: object} express or raise an objection or protest or criticism or express dissent
"She never objected to the amount of work her boss charged her with"
"When asked to drive the truck, she objected that she did not have a driver's license"

{v: quibble} evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections

{v: recalcitrate} show strong objection or repugnance ; manifest vigorous opposition or resistance ; be obstinately disobedient
"The Democratic senators recalcitrated against every proposal from the Republican side"


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