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Meaning of DISSIDENT

Pronunciation:  'disidnt

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  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.
  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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