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Dissenting, especially from the sentiment or policies of a majority.
A dissenter.

dis·sen′tience n.


dissenting, esp from the opinion of the majority
a dissenter
disˈsentience, disˈsentiency n
disˈsentiently adv


(dɪˈsɛn ʃənt)

1. dissenting, esp. from the opinion of the majority.
2. a person who dissents.
[1615–25; < Latin]
dis•sen′tience, dis•sen′tien•cy, n.
dis•sen′tient•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dissentient - (of Catholics) refusing to attend services of the Church of England
unorthodox - breaking with convention or tradition; "an unorthodox lifestyle"
2.dissentient - disagreeing, especially with a majority
negative - expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial


[dɪˈsenʃɪənt] (frm)
A. ADJ = dissenting
B. Ndisidente mf
References in classic literature ?
This joke satisfied some of those who had resisted Monk's first deduction drawn from the neighborhood of Lambert's army; the number of the dissentients diminished greatly; the guard took their posts, the patrols began, and the general continued his frugal repast beneath his open tent.
He lovingly recreates his Indianapolis: a city of broad maple and sycamore shaded avenues; handsome brick homes upon whose verandas swains serenaded chaste maidens; a society in which almost all attended church, and the dissentients tended to be interesting oddballs, Bob Ingersoll and Tom Paine readers, village atheists of the sort every village needs.
toward the homes and offices of political dissentients, illegal
any dissentients to the Scheme and to cancel the listing of the
While the dissentients found this limitation to be a reasonable one and thus would have seen it saved by section 1 of the Charter, all members of the panel agreed that equality protections must protect non-citizens.