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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Disagreement.

Usage examples (34)
  • Noun : political dissidence
  • Searching for the Arabic word for "dissidence" a few years back, Egyptian writer Nawal el-Saadawi was stumped.
  • The so-called dissidence is in the media only.
  • A spirit of dissidence, and challenging authority? for more
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  • "Dissidents" (people who disagree or oppose authority) are usually proud of their "dissidence" (disagreement, particularly opposition to) with the government.
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