- Protest against official policy: the decree’s purpose was to suppress the dissidence of the minority tribes in the eastern statesMore 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.
mid 17th century: from Latin dissidentia, from dissident- 'sitting apart' (see dissident).