dissident

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj dissident disagreeing, especially with a majority
    • adj dissident characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards
    • n dissident a person who dissents from some established policy
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Dissident No agreeing; dissenting; discordant; different. "Our life and manners be dissident from theirs."
    • n Dissident (Eccl) One who disagrees or dissents; one who separates from the established religion. "The dissident , habituated and taught to think of his dissidence as a laudable and necessary opposition to ecclesiastical usurpation."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • dissident Different; at variance.
    • dissident Dissenting; not conforming; specifically, dissenting from an established church.
    • n dissident One who differs or dissents from others in regard to anything; especially, an opponent of or dissenter from a prevailing opinion, method, etc.
    • n dissident Specifically— A dissenter; one who separates from an established religion.
    • n dissident Especially— Under the old elective monarchy of Poland, when the established church was Roman Catholic, a Lutheran, Calvinist, Arminian, or adherent of the Greek Church, who was allowed the free exercise of his faith.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Dissident dis′i-dent dissenting
    • n Dissident a dissenter
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. dissidens, -entis, p. pr. of dissidere, to sit apart, to disagree; dis-, + sedere, to sit: cf. F. dissident,. See Sit

Usage

In literature:

Twice in the day she shut herself up with them in their rooms, and they held a dissident service.
"The Emancipated" by George Gissing
Far be it from me to argue this point with any dissident.
"Prisoner for Blasphemy" by G. W. [George William] Foote
If there had been dissidence between them it might have been better for the people.
"Castilian Days" by John Hay
The Diet, terrified, disorganized, immediately pronounced in favor of the dissidents.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume VI. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
Whether these dissidents were in a majority or not it seemed impossible to say.
"A Librarian's Open Shelf" by Arthur E. Bostwick
The dissident Nationalists saw their chance.
"John Redmond's Last Years" by Stephen Gwynn
The third accorded fuller legal protection to dissidents from the various creeds.
"The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.)" by John Holland Rose
Against dissidents from the legal worship of the Church the Presbyterians were as bitter as Laud himself.
"History of the English People, Volume VI (of 8)" by John Richard Green
Everybody knew just where the dissidents had built their homes.
"Eight Keys to Eden" by Mark Irvin Clifton
Have you dissided which room is to be mine when I come to Omberleigh?
"The Daughter Pays" by Mrs. Baillie Reynolds
His head answers for his discretion; he is a dissident priest.
"The Sword of Honor, volumes 1 & 2" by Eugène Sue
The dissidents had, in the early part of the century, incurred suspicion, as the secret adherents of Sweden.
"The American Quarterly Review" by Various
He evidently understood neither the "dissidence of dissent" nor the Anglicanism of the Anglican Communion.
"William the Third" by H. D. Traill
Worst, however, were the dissidents; and they were not all.
"The Deluge, Vol. I. (of 2)" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
The opposition to a contraction of the currency grew in force, and the dissidents and Liberals finally obtained a majority.
"The South American Republics Part I of II" by Thomas C. Dawson
The dissidents, conservatives, and opposition radicals formed a formidable minority, determined to obstruct his administration.
"The South American Republics, Part II (of 2)" by Thomas C. Dawson
Much good you dissidents would do if it were not for him.
"Froth" by Armando Palacio Valdés
The first thing to do was to create a strong frontier against the dissident tribes of the Blad-es-Siba.
"In Morocco" by Edith Wharton
Natural dissidence between them.
"Plato and the Other Companions of Sokrates, 3rd ed. Volume III (of 4)" by George Grote
For this reason it uses all its authority upon its members to forestall such dissidences.
"The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life" by Emile Durkheim
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In news:

Nobel Literature Winner Skirts Support for Dissident .
Iran dissident ends her hunger strike.
A lawmaker says a jailed Iranian dissident has ended a hunger strike to protest prison conditions and a ban on visits by her family.
TEHRAN, Iran—A lawmaker says a jailed Iranian dissident has ended a hunger strike to protest prison conditions and a ban on visits by her family.
Nephew of Chinese Dissident Given 3 Years in Prison for Assault.
Austrian dissident priest stripped of 'monsignor'.
Dissident Cuban blogger arrested.
Cuban authorities detained dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez along with two others as she traveled to cover the trial of a Spanish politician accused of killing a prominent dissident , a human rights activist said.
Elton John Dedicates Beijing Concert to Chinese Dissident .
Still, his circumstances are better than those of other prominent Chinese dissidents : The blind lawyer.
Ai's compound is a busy place, having become something of an open house for musicians, dissidents , foreign journalists and assorted visitors whom he gives T-shirts silk-screened with a silhouette of his face.
Still, his circumstances are better than those of other prominent Chinese dissidents : The blind lawyer Chen Guangcheng is in exile in the United States and Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo is serving an 11-year prison sentence for subversion.
Chinese Dissident Ai Weiwei, Gangnam-Style.
Supported dissidents in Soviet era.
Whisper Systems donated its software to help Egyptian dissidents spread the word without the government listening in.
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In science:

This presentation will not attempt to deal with the confusion that has arisen from such dissident interpretations, but will be concerned only with developments of my originally intended meaning, which I shall attempt to explain in the next section.
Anthropic principle in cosmology
Among these proposed solutions there exists a somewhat dissident yet respectable tradition of ideas – going all the way back to Feynman’s pioneering thoughts on the sub ject as early as in mid-fifties (Feynman 1957) – on a possible gravitational resolution of the problem.
Why the Quantum Must Yield to Gravity
Not surprisingly, form a sociological point of view, the discussion about the foundations of quantum mechanics was continued almost only by the dissidents of the ruling orthodoxy.
On the Paradoxical Book of Bell
Saudi dissident Osama bin Laden, accused of masterminding the attacks, and nine others are still at large.
Inferring Strategies for Sentence Ordering in Multidocument News Summarization
Saudi dissident Osama bin Laden, accused of masterminding the attacks, and nine others are still at large. U.S. federal prosecutors have charged 17 people in the bombings.
Inferring Strategies for Sentence Ordering in Multidocument News Summarization
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