[ US /ˈdɪsədənt/ ]
[ UK /dˈɪsɪdənt/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. disagreeing, especially with a majority
  2. characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards
NOUN
  1. a person who dissents from some established policy
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How To Use dissident In A Sentence

  • The marshland areas were areas that dissidents could go and hide in, deserters from the army could go and hide in.
  • Kate Augusto, Danielle Capalbo and Nick Mendez report that Ayman Nour, a leading political dissident in Egypt, has decided to return to prison and finish his sentence in order to dramatize what he calls the Egyptian government's ongoing lack of respect for democratic values. Archive 2009-05-01
  • Schools and colleges were monitored by the military, mild dissidents were branded traitors, whole groups of friends were rounded up and removed. Times, Sunday Times
  • Do you support his vision for Iran, or are you just giving a forum to dissidents of different political views?
  • The movements of dissident writers are still being monitored by the police. Times, Sunday Times
  • It is also likely to be packed, probably with former dissident exiles.
  • So now in addition to the “ends justify the means” and “de minimus non curat lex” apologia for RW dictatorships, we have an implicit “no true Scotsman” argument: “No real RW gummint has secret police and a surveillance state” (even if they torture and kill their dissidents and anyone else that gets in their way). The Volokh Conspiracy » Competing Explanations for the Oppressive Nature of Socialism
  • Dissident theatre which relied solely on its political dissidence quickly became redundant, and many theatres collapsed. Times, Sunday Times
  • We and the cinema must first conquer the DVD as a medium which serves the furthest peripheries of image production as much as the centre, the dissidents as much as the mainstream.
  • Even Chinese democracy activists and dissidents take the borders of China as an indivisible given.
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