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dissident

[ dis-i-duhnt ]
/ ˈdɪs ɪ dənt /
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noun

a person who dissents.

adjective

disagreeing or dissenting, as in opinion or attitude: a ban on dissident magazines.

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Origin of dissident

1525–35; <Latin dissident- (stem of dissidēns, present participle of dissidēre to sit apart), equivalent to dis-dis-1 + -sid- (combining form of sed-repair1) + -ent--ent

OTHER WORDS FROM dissident

dis·si·dent·ly, adverban·ti·dis·si·dent, noun, adjectivenon·dis·si·dent, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dissident

dissident
/ (ˈdɪsɪdənt) /

adjective

disagreeing; dissenting

noun

a person who disagrees, esp one who disagrees with the government

Derived forms of dissident

dissidence, noundissidently, adverb

Word Origin for dissident

C16: from Latin dissidēre to be remote from, from dis- 1 + sedēre to sit
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