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dis·si·dent

 (dĭs′ĭ-dənt)
adj.
Disagreeing, as in opinion or belief.
n.
One who disagrees; a dissenter.

[Latin dissidēns, dissident-, present participle of dissidēre, to disagree : dis-, apart; see dis- + sedēre, to sit; see sed- in Indo-European roots.]

dissident

(ˈdɪsɪdənt)
adj
disagreeing; dissenting
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person who disagrees, esp one who disagrees with the government
[C16: from Latin dissidēre to be remote from, from dis-1 + sedēre to sit]
ˈdissidence n
ˈdissidently adv

dis•si•dent

(ˈdɪs ɪ dənt)

n.
1. a person who dissents.
adj.
2. disagreeing or dissenting, as in opinion or attitude.
[1525–35; < Latin dissident-, s. of dissidēns, present participle of dissidēre to sit apart, disagree =dis- dis-1 + -sidēre, comb. form of sedēre to sit]
dis′si•dent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dissident - a person who dissents from some established policydissident - a person who dissents from some established policy
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
conscientious objector, CO - one who refuses to serve in the armed forces on grounds of conscience
recusant, nonconformist - someone who refuses to conform to established standards of conduct
political dissident - a dissenter from political orthodoxy
NIMBY - someone who objects to siting something in their own neighborhood but does not object to it being sited elsewhere; an acronym for not in my backyard
Adj.1.dissident - characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards
unorthodox - breaking with convention or tradition; "an unorthodox lifestyle"
2.dissident - disagreeing, especially with a majority
negative - expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial

dissident

noun
1. protester, rebel, dissenter, demonstrator, agitator, recusant, protest marcher political dissidents
adjective

dissident

noun
A person who dissents from the doctrine of an established church:
Translations
مُنْشَق، مُخالِف
disident
dissidentensystemkritiker
másként gondolkodó
andófsmaîur
disidentaskitamintisnuomonių skirtumas
disidents
disidentdisidentský
ayrılıkçımuhalif

dissident

[ˈdɪsɪdənt]
A. ADJdisidente
B. Ndisidente mf

dissident

[ˈdɪsɪdənt]
ndissident(e) m/f
adj [group, movement, leader] → dissident(e); [voice] → dissident(e)

dissident

nDissident(in) m(f), → Regimekritiker(in) m(f)

dissident

[ˈdɪsɪdnt] (Pol)
1. ndissidente m/f
2. adj (speech, voice) → di dissenso; (group) → dissidente

dissident

(ˈdisidənt) noun, adjective
(a person) disagreeing, especially with a ruling group or form of government. a demonstration by a large number of dissidents.
ˈdissidence noun
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