dissident dissident  /ˈdɪs ə dɪnt/


  1. (n) a person who dissents from some established policy
  2. (adj) characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards
  3. (adj) disagreeing, especially with a majority


  1. Even now, as the Tiananmen veterans splinter into factions of recrimination and guilt, Wang Dan has maintained an integrity that perhaps no other top dissident enjoys.
  2. But that is exactly what happened foreign journalists and diplomats saw in the trial of dissident priest Father Nguyen Van Ly and four other activists.
  3. For China, the release of a dissident such as Wang Dan is a gift to the West, in exchange for political favors to Beijing.


  1. Mortar attack on Iranian dissident camp in Iraq kills three

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A mortar attack on an Iranian dissident camp killed three people in Baghdad on Saturday, police sources said, and the Mujahidin-e-Khalq (MEK) group said Iran was probably to blame, with Iraqi complicity. MEK said two of the camp's residents were killed and 40 wounded in the attack. An Iraqi died when a stray mortar round hit a residential complex for Baghdad airport employees ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Two killed in mortar attack on Iranian dissident camp in Iraq

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two people were killed in a mortar attack on an Iranian dissident camp in the Iraqi capital on Saturday, police sources said. The Mujahadin-e-Khalq (MEK) group, said a further 27 people were wounded in the attack. A similar attack in February killed at least five of its members. It was not immediately clear who carried out the attack. MEK, which was removed from the U.S ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Chinese dissident to leave New York University shortly

    By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, who left his home country last year and became a visiting scholar at New York University, will leave the school this summer but will likely remain in the United States, university officials said on Thursday. Chen made international headlines last year when he escaped house arrest in China's Shandong province, after ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. In a swipe at Sinn Féin, who accused Sir Hugh of exaggerating the threat from dissident republican terrorists last week, Paisley added: "If this shooting is attributed to dissident republicans, then it was no exaggeration."
    on Mar 8, 2009 By: Ian Paisley Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "Over recent weeks it has become increasingly clear that one of the objectives of the dissident teams is that I should resign," Mosley said in the letter seen by Reuters.
    on Jun 23, 2009 By: Max Mosley Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. Jeffrey Donaldson, DUP minister in the Stormont Executive, said: "This information comes as no surprise to me as I'm aware of the very high level of activity that there is at the minute from dissident republicans. This activity is targeted at...
    on Jul 27, 2008 By: Jeffrey Donaldson Source: Daily Post

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untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /