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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Disagreeing with an opinion or a group. Someone who publicly criticizes the government in a country where this is punished.

Usage examples (22)
  • The dissident voiced his objection to the crowd.
  • “Being a dissident is an honor” said one of my Georgian friends, when I told him the whole story.
  • STEVE INSKEEP, host: China's most prominent dissident is the winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize.
  • He wants to be known as a dissident, not a turncoat. for more
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