noun \ˈdi-sə-dən(t)s\

Definition of DISSIDENCE

:  dissent, disagreement <political dissidence>

Examples of DISSIDENCE

  1. <political dissidence had plagued the country for years>
  2. <after abstract art became established, its proponents became just as intolerant of dissidence as earlier schools of art had been>

First Known Use of DISSIDENCE

circa 1656


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