Dissident Definition

dĭsĭ-dənt
dissidents
adjective
Disagreeing, as in opinion or belief.
American Heritage
Not agreeing; dissenting.
Webster's New World
The definition of dissident is not in agreement.
An example of something dissident is a point of view that varies from the mainstream opinion.
YourDictionary

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

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noun
dissidents
A dissident person; dissenter.
Webster's New World
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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Other Word Forms of Dissident

Noun

Singular:
dissident
Plural:
dissidents

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

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