What does dissident mean?

Definitions for dissident
ˈdɪs ɪ dəntdis·si·dent

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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.]

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  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

Examples of dissident in a Sentence

  1. Ireland Minister Theresa Villiers:

    Dissident republicans remain a severe threat and at any given time a terrorist attack from them is highly likely.

  2. Kingman Brewster, Jr.:

    It is satisfying for the descendant of a dissident refugee from Elizabeth I to present his credentials to Elizabeth II.

  3. Deputy Interior Secretary Alejandro Encinas:

    We are beginning a joint recuperation of spaces where torture and killings of dissident men and women were carried out in those years.

  4. Simon Byrne:

    The minute we go into that area in a way that looks like checkpoints, or supporting other agencies to staff checkpoints, we become a target for those dissident Republicans.

  5. John F. Kennedy, Speech for the Dallas Trade Mart which was never delivered.:

    There will always be dissident voices heard in the land expresing opposition without alternatives, finding fault but never favor, perceiving gloom on every side, and seeking influence without responsibility.

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