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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dissenter mean? 

  The noun DISSENTER has 1 sense:

1. a person who dissents from some established policy

  Familiarity information: DISSENTER used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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A person who dissents from some established policy

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Nouns denoting people


dissenter; dissident; objector; protester; contestant

Hypernyms ("dissenter" is a kind of...):

individual; mortal; person; somebody; someone; soul (a human being)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dissenter"):

CO; conscientious objector (one who refuses to serve in the armed forces on grounds of conscience)

nonconformist; recusant (someone who refuses to conform to established standards of conduct)

political dissident (a dissenter from political orthodoxy)

NIMBY (someone who objects to siting something in their own neighborhood but does not object to it being sited elsewhere; an acronym for not in my backyard)

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