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1. consensus

noun. ['kənˈsɛnsəs'] agreement in the judgment or opinion reached by a group as a whole.

Synonyms

  • agreement

Antonyms

  • take
  • disenfranchise

Etymology

  • consensus (Latin)
  • consentio (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Consensus

  • canariensis
  • census

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A common misspelling of consensus is concensus

Example sentences of the word consensus


1. Noun, singular or mass
Still, some partial consensus has developed over time.

Quotes containing the word consensus


1. My own opinion is enough for me, and I claim the right to have it defended against any consensus, any majority, anywhere, any place, any time. And anyone who disagrees with this can pick a number, get in line, and kiss my ass.
- Christopher Hitchens

2. I would remind you to notice where the claim of consensus is invoked. Consensus is invoked only in situations where the science is not solid enough. Nobody says the consensus of scientists agrees that E=mc2. Nobody says the consensus is that the sun is 93 million miles away. It would never occur to anyone to speak that way.
- Michael Crichton

3. We have not reached the consensus that to eat is a basic human right. This is an ethical crisis. This is a crisis of faith.
- Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Eyes of the Heart: Seeking a Path for the Poor in the Age of Globalization

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