[ dis-i-duh ns ]
/ ˈdɪs ɪ dəns /


disagreement: political dissidence.

Nearby words

  1. dissertate,
  2. dissertation,
  3. disserve,
  4. disservice,
  5. dissever,
  6. dissident,
  7. dissidently,
  8. dissidents,
  9. dissilient,
  10. dissimilar

Origin of dissidence

1650–60; < Latin dissidentia, equivalent to dissid- (see dissident) + -entia -ence

Related formsnon·dis·si·dence, noun

Synonym study

See dissent.

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Word Origin and History for dissidence



1650s, from Latin dissidentia "diversity, contrariety," from dissidens, present participle of dissidere (see dissident).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper