Definition of dissidence in English:


Line breaks: dis¦si|dence
Pronunciation: /ˈdɪsɪd(ə)ns


[mass noun]
  • Protest against official policy: the decree’s purpose was to suppress the dissidence of the minority tribes in the eastern states
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    • 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.
    disagreement, dissent, disaccord, discord, discontent, disapproval; opposition, resistance, protest, insurrection, rebellion, sedition


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

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