dissidence vs dissension

dissidence dissension


  • 1) The state of being dissident; dissent
  • 2) Disagreement, as of opinion or belief; dissent.
  • 3) Disagreement; dissent; separation from the established religion.
  • 4) disagreement; especially disagreement with the government
  • 5) Difference or separation in opinion; disagreement; dissent.


  • 1) An act of expressing dissent, especially spoken.
  • 2) Strong disagreement; a contention or quarrel; discord.
  • 3) Difference of opinion; disagreement. synonym: conflict.
  • 4) Disagreement in opinion, usually of a violent character, producing warm debates or angry words; contention in words; partisan and contentious divisions; breach of friendship and union; strife; discord; quarrel.
  • 5) disagreement among those expected to cooperate
  • 6) Synonyms -Difference, dispute, variance.
  • 7) Disagreement in opinion; especially, violent disagreement which produces warm debate or angry words; contention in words; strife; discord; quarrel; breach of friendship or union.


  • 1) Her dissidence had earned her a place in national life.
  • 2) Despite this disillusioning experience, there has been hardly any internal dissidence.
  • 3) It's meant to connote dissidence, dash and daring experiment.
  • 4) I think, even back then, that we can detect some dissidence.
  • 5) Yet along the county's leafy lanes, dissidence also lurks.
  • 6) Dissident theatre which relied solely on its political dissidence quickly became redundant, and many theatres collapsed.
  • 7) An objection might be that the film becomes from this point a recruiting advertisement, and dissidence is crushed.
  • 8) They do not know what the word dissidence means, they would not know the meaning of this word. [laughter] Then, they built up their campaign around this idea and of course, first it was the imperialist press and then, as can be imagined, the reactionary and rightist press against socialism, against communism, against the Cuban revolution.
  • 9) Summers’ cognitive dissidence is too much cognitive dissonance for Obama fans to deal with so they’re just trying to not remember it.
  • 10) My object has throughout been this: I have seen so much of what may be called the dissidence of religious thought and religious organization among those of my own generation at the Universities, and the unhappy results of such a separation, that I felt bound to contribute what I could to a settlement of this division, existing so much more in word than in fact — a point which you helped me very greatly to grasp.
  • 11) Searching for the Arabic word for "dissidence" a few years back, Egyptian writer Nawal el-Saadawi was stumped.
  • 12) The sentiments on which such a theory rested indeed for its main support, the power of historical tradition, the association of "dissidence" with danger to the State, the strong English instinct of order, the as strong English dislike of
  • 13) Abdallah Abu Rahma has been in detention, torn away from his wife, three children and the young students he could be teaching, because Israel has apparently decided that civic activism, nonviolent protest or any kind of dissidence in Palestine is illegal.
  • 14) Note that all my sources for what follows come from US military sources, not the peace movement. • 25\% of US soldiers participated in "dissidence," (expressing opposition to the war), and 25\% participated in "disobedience" (refusing orders, going AWOL, sabotage, attacking officers). 37\% of all soldiers participated in one of the two, and 32\% did so more than once.
  • 15) Meanwhile, the centre said, a large contingent of People's Armed Police (PAP) has been deployed in Drango County to crush any kind of dissidence and protest.
  • 16) Let's just hope this "clear abuse case" won't serve as a foundation for some new federal legislation that'll broadly hit anything resembling "dissidence" from "undesirables" because it could end up hurting a lot of innocent people.
  • 17) ‘It's the difference between protest and dissidence really.’
  • 18) ‘The mountains stand as defiant outposts of tradition yet have also always been the homeland of rebellion, dissidence and resistance.’
  • 19) ‘One can strip the fifties of its illusive aura of dull conformity without inflating cultural dissidence or generational muscle-flexing into political resistance.’
  • 20) ‘Woodrow Wilson's Red Scare was the earliest and most extreme resort to state power in twentieth-century America to suppress labour, political dissidence, and independent thought.’
  • 21) ‘Sex and violence become rites of passage and initiation which, like the new religious practices, produce a historicity of dissidence and dissent.’
  • 22) ‘Governments all over Europe equated religious dissidence with political opposition and sought to eliminate it, strengthened by the obvious fact that it was their religious duty.’
  • 23) ‘The poetry of dissidence and resistance on the other hand has to create its own space, which is public as well as private, real as well as virtual.’
  • 24) ‘In Albania today there is much discussion about the notions of dissidence and dissident status.’
  • 25) ‘Luckily for the government, three waves of rebellious dissidence had not coincided.’
  • 26) ‘For many people, it was a ‘wake-up call, ‘which has led to considerable openness, concern, skepticism, and dissidence.’’
  • 27) ‘But in their countries of asylum, their political dissidence - their very reason for needing to flee - is used to identify them as potential terrorists who deserve to be detained or deported.’
  • 28) ‘Whether you are subjected to the draconian structure of the military or that of our pernicious government, honest dissidence should always remain constant.’
  • 29) ‘The space for dissidence, previously tiny, is now extinct.’
  • 30) ‘All difference of opinion is construed as dissidence.’
  • 31) ‘A living left-wing principle would need to constantly reinvent itself through creative dissidence.’
  • 32) ‘There seems to me, at least, to be some dissidence, if you will, in this.’
  • 33) ‘Nobody seemed to know who was putting this out, but its dissidence was a welcome antidote to the blandness of mainstream public radio.’
  • 34) ‘The level of dissidence is always a function of how tough the regime is.’
  • 35) ‘But dissidence in both the parties is likely to tilt the fortunes marginally in Naidu's favour.’
  • 36) ‘There is nothing new about dissidence, but no new front is coming up.’


  • 1) There was naught but envy and dissension between them, a sharp rivalry that lasted the whole of their lives.
  • 2) If nothing else I heard dissension between husband and wife.
  • 3) "Tonight you will," Raul said, leaving no room for dissension.
  • 4) ‘We know the media thrives on dissension, disagreement, conflict.’
  • 5) ‘The two tried to join forces, with Chiang as the head of the National Revolutionary Army, but dissension led to a civil war.’
  • 6) ‘It was a positive message to a church troubled, internationally and domestically, with dissension and discord.’
  • 7) ‘It is a doctrine of legalized favoritism that must, by its very nature, lead to dissension, corruption and tyranny.’
  • 8) ‘Amazingly though, their words and thoughts usually lead to yet more dissension, anger and violence.’
  • 9) ‘It has suffered since from political dissension and civil war.’
  • 10) ‘This exacerbated internal dissension and led, in 1894, to a split in the movement.’
  • 11) ‘So, tremendous dissension over here within the Transport Workers' Union.’
  • 12) ‘We will know such an effort has begun when dissension breaks out within America's key liberal institutions.’
  • 13) ‘After much dissension and debate Parliament voted for the move to Wellington as a city near the centre of the country.’
  • 14) ‘There was no mention of any debate or dissension about the tubes at all.’
  • 15) ‘No questions were allowed and there was no debate, dissension or discouraging words.’
  • 16) ‘Without that measure there will always be arguments, dissension and massive problems.’
  • 17) ‘Throughout these years of steady lay involvement, however, dissension within the group continued.’
  • 18) ‘Political opposition to the Confederate government matched dissension within the western army.’
  • 19) ‘When others choose not to practice within the boundaries, dissension and even errors can result.’
  • 20) ‘The collapse of the coup in the face of mass protests and dissension within the military required a shifting of gears.’
  • 21) ‘In essence, we have an elected king and any real dissension within the government tends to hand all those powers to the opposition.’
  • 22) ‘This incident is not the first serious outbreak of dissension within the security forces this year.’
  • 23) ‘There is no room for dissension in our ranks, no place for you to disagree with me.’

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