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[dis-i-duh ns]
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  1. disagreement: political dissidence.
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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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Related Words for dissidence

discordance, disharmony, contention, dissent, disagreement, schism, dissension, feud, heresy, nonconformity, strife, rupture, dispute, unorthodoxy, heterodoxy, disaccord, misbelief

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Word Origin and History for dissidence


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

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