Meaning of “dissenter” in the English Dictionary


"dissenter" in English

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dissenternoun [ C ]

uk /dɪˈsen.tər/ us /dɪˈsen.t̬ɚ/ formal

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. 

(Definition of “dissenter” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)