What does dissident mean?

Definitions for dissidentˈdɪs ɪ dənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dissenter, dissident, protester, objector, contestant(adj)

    a person who dissents from some established policy

  2. dissident, heretical, heterodox(adj)

    characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards

  3. dissentient, dissenting(a), dissident(adj)

    disagreeing, especially with a majority


  1. dissident(Noun)

    A person who formally opposes the current political structure, opposes the political group in power, opposes the policies of the political group in power, or opposes current laws.

  2. dissident(Noun)

    One who disagrees or dissents; one who separates from the established religion.

  3. dissident(Adjective)

    In a manner that disagrees; dissenting; discordant; different.

  4. Origin: dissidens, -entis, present participle of dissidere to sit apart, to disagree; dis- + sedere to sit.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dissident(adj)

    no agreeing; dissenting; discordant; different

  2. Dissident(noun)

    one who disagrees or dissents; one who separates from the established religion

  3. Origin: [L. dissidens, -entis, p. pr. of dissidere to sit apart, to disagree; dis- + sedere to sit: cf. F. dissident. See Sit.]


  1. Dissident

    A dissident, broadly defined, is a person who actively challenges an established doctrine, policy, or institution. When dissidents unite for a common cause they often effect a dissident movement. The noun was first used in the political sense in 1940, with the rise of such totalitarian systems as the Soviet Union.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dissident

    dis′i-dent, adj. dissenting.—n. a dissenter.—n. Diss′idence, disagreement. [L. dissidens, -entis, pr.p. of dissidēredis, apart, sedēre, to sit.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dissident in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dissident in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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