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DISSIDENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dissident mean? 

DISSIDENT (noun)
  The noun DISSIDENT has 1 sense:

1. a person who dissents from some established policy

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


DISSIDENT (adjective)
  The adjective DISSIDENT has 2 senses:

1. characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards
2. disagreeing, especially with a majority

  Familiarity information: DISSIDENT used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DISSIDENT (noun)


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Meaning:

A person who dissents from some established policy

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

dissenter; dissident; objector; protester; contestant

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

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

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

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)


DISSIDENT (adjective)


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Meaning:

Characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards

Synonyms:

dissident; heretical; heterodox

Similar:

unorthodox (breaking with convention or tradition)


Sense 2dissident [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Disagreeing, especially with a majority

Synonyms:

dissenting; dissident; dissentient

Similar:

negative (expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial)


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