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English adjective: dissident

1. dissident characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards

Synonymsheretical, heterodox



2. dissident disagreeing, especially with a majority

Synonymsdissentient, dissenting


Antonymsaffirmative, affirmatory

English noun: dissident

1. dissident (person) a person who dissents from some established policy

Synonymscontestant, dissenter, objector, protester

Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

Narrower (hyponym)CO, conscientious objector, NIMBY, nonconformist, political dissident, recusant

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