- The definition of dissident is not in agreement.
An example of something dissident is a point of view that varies from the mainstream opinion.
- Dissident is defined as someone who disagrees.
An example of a dissident is a person who completely disagrees with the rest of her family on multiple issues.
Origin of dissidentClassical Latin dissidens: see dissidence
Origin of dissidentLatin dissid&emacron;ns, dissident-, present participle of dissid&emacron;re, to disagree : dis-, apart; see dis– + sed&emacron;re, to sit; see sed- in Indo-European roots.
- 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.
- (ecclesiastical) One who disagrees or dissents; one who separates from the established religion.
Latin dissidens, -entis, present participle of dissidere (“to sit apart, to disagree”); dis- + sedere to sit.