We're working on a new site. Click here to get a sneak preview.


noun dis·si·dence \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


Next Word in the Dictionary: dissidentPrevious Word in the Dictionary: disseverationAll Words Near: dissidence
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears