- a person who dissents.
- disagreeing or dissenting, as in opinion or attitude: a ban on dissident magazines.
Origin of dissident
Examples from the Web for dissident
But his account of a dissident plot involving Gambian expats using U.S. weapons is similar to what Faal told the FBI.The Shadowy U.S. Veteran Who Tried to Overthrow a Country
January 6, 2015
Rights activists like Boledi, the Iranian Baluch dissident living in Sweden, harbor some of the same concerns.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan
December 29, 2014
“He literally went underground to hold services,” Moscow-based dissident and journalist Victor Davidoff said in an email.Remembering the Russian Priest Who Fought the Orthodox Church
December 28, 2014
Dissident filmmakers are routinely thrown in jail, forced to flee the country, or banned from work.Jafar Panahi: Filmmaking Ban Is My Iranian Prison
July 8, 2014
Beijing's embassy in Washington could be in front of "Liu Xiaobo Plaza," an imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize-winning dissident.Congress Trolls China With a Street Name
June 24, 2014
Anti-clericalism works for the benefit of the dissident sect.Philosophic Nights In Paris
Remy De Gourmont
It was established by the dissident Jews who united with the Platonists.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 7 (of 10)
Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
And after tonight, I wasn't sure that I was in any better shape than a Chinese dissident.Little Brother
His head answers for his discretion; he is a dissident priest.
About three in the morning, the dissident Armed-Forces have met.The French Revolution
- disagreeing; dissenting
- a person who disagrees, esp one who disagrees with the government
Word Origin and History for dissident
1766, in reference to Protestants, from dissident (adj.). In the political sense first used 1940, coinciding with the rise of 20c. totalitarian systems, especially with reference to the Soviet Union.