Dissident meaning

dĭsĭ-dənt
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Disagreeing, as in opinion or belief.
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The definition of dissident is not in agreement.

An example of something dissident is a point of view that varies from the mainstream opinion.

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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.
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(ecclesiastical) One who disagrees or dissents; one who separates from the established religion.
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One who disagrees; a dissenter.
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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.

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Not agreeing; dissenting.
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A dissident person; dissenter.
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In a manner that disagrees; dissenting; discordant; different.
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Origin of dissident

  • Latin dissidēns dissident- present participle of dissidēre to disagree dis- apart dis– sedēre to sit sed- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin dissidens, -entis, present participle of dissidere (“to sit apart, to disagree”); dis- + sedere to sit.

    From Wiktionary