Definition of dissidence in English:

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dissidence

Pronunciation: /ˈdisədəns/

noun

Protest against official policy; dissent.
Example sentences
  • It's the difference between protest and dissidence really.
  • The mountains stand as defiant outposts of tradition yet have also always been the homeland of rebellion, dissidence and resistance.
  • One can strip the fifties of its illusive aura of dull conformity without inflating cultural dissidence or generational muscle-flexing into political resistance.
Synonyms
disagreement, dissent, discord, discontent;
opposition, resistance, protest, sedition

Origin

Mid 17th century: from Latin dissidentia, from dissident- 'sitting apart' (see dissident).

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Syllabification: dis·si·dence

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