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ˈdɪs ɪ dəntdis·si·dent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dissenter, dissident, protester, objector, contestantadjective

    a person who dissents from some established policy

    contestant, dissenter, demonstrator, objector, protester

    orthodox, affirmative, affirmatory

  2. dissident, heretical, heterodoxadjective

    characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards

    dissentient, heretical, dissenting(a), heterodox

    affirmative, orthodox, affirmatory

  3. dissentient, dissenting(a), dissidentadjective

    disagreeing, especially with a majority

    affirmative, orthodox, affirmatory

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. dissidentnoun

    dissenter, nonconformist


  1. List of known nicknames for "Dissident":

    Stanislav Sevostyanikhin

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  1. Brad Adams:

    This is a marked escalation of the junta witch-hunt against dissidents, now they are targeting a dissident's mother as they try to gag his outspoken criticism. This is a new low even for a junta which has made abuses of human rights a daily occurrence.

  2. John F. Kennedy, Speech for the Dallas Trade Mart which was never delivered.:

    There will always be dissident voices heard in the land expresing opposition without alternatives, finding fault but never favor, perceiving gloom on every side, and seeking influence without responsibility.

  3. Ireland Minister Theresa Villiers:

    Dissident republicans remain a severe threat and at any given time a terrorist attack from them is highly likely.

  4. Václav Havel:

    You do not become a dissident just because you decide one day to take up this most unusual career. You are thrown into it by your personal sense of responsibility, combined with a complex set of external circumstances. You are cast out of the existing structures and placed in a position of conflict with them. It begins as an attempt to do your work well, and ends with being branded an enemy of society.

  5. Daniel Roth:

    Jahromiis a key player in Iran’s brutal war against dissident voices and plays a key role in repression and censorship … Jahromi also served seven years, from 2002 to 2009, inIran’s Ministry of Intelligence, one of the most brutal agencies under the regime and responsible for torture and execution of journalists, ethnic and sexual minorities, and other dissident voices … anddespite all this( including being sanctioned by the U.S. for internet censorship,) UNIDO sees fit to respond to ? and indeed implement ? this man’s request.

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    • B. minimize
    • C. belittle
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