refusenik

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re·fuse·nik

 (rĭ-fyo͞oz′nĭk)
n.
1. A usually Jewish citizen of the Soviet Union who was denied permission to emigrate.
2. Informal A person who refuses to do something.

refusenik

(rɪˈfjuːznɪk) or

refusnik

n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (formerly) a Jew in the Soviet Union who had been refused permission to emigrate
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person who refuses to cooperate with a system or comply with a law because of a moral conviction
3. (Law) a person who refuses to cooperate with a system or comply with a law because of a moral conviction
[C20: from refuse1 + -nik]

re•fuse•nik

(rɪˈfyuz nɪk)

n.
(formerly) a Soviet citizen, usu. Jewish, who was denied permission to emigrate from the Soviet Union.
[1970–75; partial translation of Russian otkáznik; see -nik]
Translations

refusenik

[rɪˈfjuːznɪk] Nrefusenik mf

refusenik

[rɪˈfjuːznɪk] nrefuznik mf

refusenik

n (inf)Verweigerer(in) m(f)
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Crowds had plunged from an average of just under 20,000 under Gareth Southgate to a state where the official figure was being laughed at and only propped up by counting the season ticket refusniks who had already voted with their feet.
You could measure the success of a series such as Tales From Northumberland in a lot of ways: the audience of valuable Eastender refusniks who watch the show on ITV; the production fee it makes for ITV Studios; the contribution it makes to the 66 hours a year of network TV Shiver produce from the North; the effect it has on local tourism, what they call 'the Robson Greene effect'.
Unfortunately, not all the refusniks understand the complete legal picture governing checkpoints.
It's not that they are all arts refusniks, they just think my taste is not necessarily theirs.
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Ian Wylie, Paisley, said: "Why does David Weir never get mentioned as one of the Scotland refusniks when the media talk about Boyd and Lee McCulloch?
Now it's nearly triple that number, or according to some, even higher, given the resonance of conscientious objectors, Refusniks, students unwilling to serve in the Territories, and "Breaking the Silence" reserves speaking out about IDF atrocities over the past decade, especially during the Gaza war.
Yet ours was a common story, small-time miscreants, refusniks of the minor variety, furtive delinquents slipping off the reservation, but only to the party store next door.
It is a quiet revolution which too many union refusniks have been unable to acknowledge with any grace.
These refusniks will be on hand, waiting to see if a better deal emerges.
Our country was a leading voice on behalf of the Jewish refusniks in the Soviet Union.
Gadi Algazi, Lehakshiv le Kol Haseruv [To Listen to the Voice of Objection], in MISHPETEY HA-SARBANIM: HA-TOVE'A HA-TZvA'I NEGED HAGAY MATAR, MATAN KAMINER, SHIMRI ZAMERET, ADAM MAOR AND NAOAM BAHAT, HA-TOVE'A HATZVA'I NEGED YONATAN BEN ARTZI [THE REFUSNIKS TRIALS: THE MILITARY PROSECUTOR VERSUS HAGAY MATAR, MATAN KAMINER, SHIMRI ZAMERET, ADAM MAOR, NOAM BAHAT, AND THE MILITARY PROSECUTOR VERSUS YONATAN BEN-ARTZI] 7, 11 (Dov Khenin et al.