dissenternoun [ C ]uk /dɪˈsen.tər/ us /dɪˈsen.t̬ɚ/ formal
› someone who dissents
Examples from literature
- A single instance will suffice to put to silence all dissenters.
- Dissenters were then allowed by statute to meet behind locked or barred doors.
- It is hardly probable that many dissenters threw away the chance of such promotion on any frivolous pretext of religion.
- The mother was an interested listener, although a quiet dissenter.
- The same dissatisfaction and restlessness resulted in early and important amendments, but these did not satisfy all dissenters and doubters.