dissidence dissidence  /ˈdɪs ə dɪns/


  • (n) disagreement; especially disagreement with the government


  1. Paradoxically, the color question stirred up the one breath of dissidence at the San Francisco conference.
  2. But as European leaders struggle to restore economic confidence, independent thinking can look perilously close to dissidence.
  3. For all the talk about party unity, both conventions were marked by a certain dissidence.


  1. "Born a year after the Russian revolution, for the very long years of Soviet terror he incarnated 'dissidence'," Mr Sarkozy said in a statement. "It was Alexander Solzhenitsyn who opened the eyes of the world to the reality of the Soviet...
    on Aug 4, 2008 By: Nicolas Sarkozy Source: ABC Online

  2. Mr. Advani said, "Normally anti-incumbency factor is associated more with sitting MLAs and candidates. But the BJP has made certain changes [in appointment of the candidates] which will benefit the party." "Dissidence will also not affect the...
    on Dec 16, 2007 By: LK Advani Source: Hindu

  3. "The much-publicized dissidence, or alleged opposition in Cuba, exists only in the fevered minds of the Cuban-American mafia and the bureaucrats in the White House," Castro said to resounding applause.
    on Jul 29, 2005 By: Fidel Castro Source: CubaNet

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