Definition of Dissident

1. Noun. A person who dissents from some established policy.




2. Adjective. Characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards.
Exact synonyms: Heretical, Heterodox
Similar to: Unorthodox
Derivative terms: Dissidence, Heresy, Heresy

3. Adjective. Disagreeing, especially with a majority.
Exact synonyms: Dissentient, Dissenting
Similar to: Negative
Derivative terms: Dissent, Dissent, Dissent, Dissidence

Definition of Dissident

1. a. No agreeing; dissenting; discordant; different.

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

Definition of Dissident

1. Adjective. In a manner that disagrees; dissenting; discordant; different. ¹

2. 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. ¹

3. Noun. (ecclesiastical) One who disagrees or dissents; one who separates from the established religion. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dissident

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Dissident

1. One who disagrees or dissents; one who separates from the established religion. "The dissident, habituated and taught to think of his dissidenc as a laudable and necessary opposition to ecclesiastical usurpation." (I. Taylor) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Dissident

disseveration
dissevered
dissevering
disseverment
disseverments
dissevers
dissheathe
dissheathed
dissheathes
disship
disshipped
disshipping
disships
dissidence
dissidences
dissident (current term)
dissidently
dissidents
dissight
dissights
dissilience
dissilition
dissimilar
dissimilarities
dissimilarity
dissimilarly
dissimilarness
dissimilars
dissimilate
dissimilated

Literary usage of Dissident

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, called Frederick the Great: in ten vol by Thomas Carlyle (1865)
"For several Years the dissident Question cannot be got settled; ... Impatient Czarina ardently pushes on some dissident settlement,—seconded by King ..."

2. History of Friedrich II, of Prussia: Called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle (1900)
"For several Years the dissident Question cannot be got settled ... The settling of the dissident Question proves extremely tedious to an impatient Czarina; ..."

3. History of Friedrich the Second: Called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle (1897)
"For several Years the dissident Question cannot be got settled ... The settling of the dissident Question proves extremely tedious to an impatient Czarina; ..."

4. The Labor Problem and the Social Catholic Movement in France: A Study in the by Parker Thomas Moon (1921)
"... CHAPTER XI dissident GROUPS CONSIDERED collectively, the Association of Catholic Work- ... dissident ..."

5. Carlyles' Works by Thomas Carlyle (1884)
"For several Years the dissident Question cannot be got settled ... The settling of the dissident Question proves extremely tedious to an impatient Czarina; ..."

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