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Definition of "dissident" []

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

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.

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?"