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English definition of “dissident”

dissident

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