Meaning of “dissident” in the English Dictionary

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dissidentnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdɪs.ɪ.dənt/ us /ˈdɪs.ə.dənt/
noun [ U ] uk /ˈdɪs.ɪ.dəns/ us /ˈdɪs.ə.dəns/
adjective uk us

a dissident group/writer

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

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dissidentnoun [ C ]

us /ˈdɪs·ə·dənt/

politics & government a person who strongly disagrees with and publicly criticizes a government or the official rulings of a group or organization:

Union dissidents have challenged the leadership of the current president.
adjective [ not gradable ] us /ˈdɪs·əd·ənt/

dissident views

(Definition of “dissident” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)