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Meaning of DISSIDENT

Pronunciation:  'disidnt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a person who dissents from some established policy
  2. [adj]  disagreeing, especially with a majority
  3. [adj]  characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards
 

DISSIDENT is a 9 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: contestant, dissenter, dissentient, dissenting(a), heretical, heterodox, negative, objector, protester, unorthodox
 
 See Also: CO, conscientious objector, human, individual, mortal, nonconformist, person, political dissident, recusant, somebody, someone, soul

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Dis"si*dent\, a. [L. dissidens, -entis, p. pr. of
    dissidere to sit apart, to disagree; dis- + sedere to sit:
    cf. F. dissident. See {Sit}.]
    No agreeing; dissenting; discordant; different.
    
          Our life and manners be dissident from theirs.
                                                   --Robynson
                                                   (More's
                                                   Utopia).
    
    
  2. \Dis"si*dent\, n. (Eccl.)
    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.
    
    
 
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