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English definition of “dissident”

dissident

noun [C]     /ˈdɪs.ɪ.dənt/
a person who publicly disagrees with and criticizes their government : political dissidentsActivism and pressure groups dissidence     /-dəns/ noun [U] Activism and pressure groups dissident     adjective a dissident group / writer Activism and pressure groups
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