Definition of "dissident" []

  • Disagreeing, as in opinion or belief. (adjective)
  • One who disagrees; a dissenter. (noun)
  • Disagreeing; dissenting (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A person who disagrees, esp one who disagrees with the government (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "dissident" in a sentence
  • "Mhlongo said that while he rejected the term dissident, which was how political opponents had been labelled in old-style Communist"
  • "“Being a dissident is an honor” said one of my Georgian friends, when I told him the whole story."
  • "It is mainly what they call dissident Mormons who are the racists, but they are major-league racists. mcl, have you heard the tapes of Warren Jeffs?"