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dissident

dis·si·dent

dissident

 
pronunciation:
dI s dihnt
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
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part of speech: adjective
definition: disagreeing with, dissenting from, or opposing (the opinions or doctrines of others or the authority of some group or institution).
Dissident writers, whose books had been banned by the government, found ways to publish their books outside the country.He was satisfied with the status quo and did not agree with his wife's dissident views.
antonyms:
conforming
similar words:
renegade
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part of speech: noun
definition: one who disagrees or dissents; dissenter.
Dissidents gathered in the square to protest.
antonyms:
conformist
similar words:
renegade
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derivation: dissidently (adv.)
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