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Definition of dissidence

: dissent, disagreement political dissidence

Examples of dissidence in a Sentence

political dissidence had plagued the country for years after abstract art became established, its proponents became just as intolerant of dissidence as earlier schools of art had been
Recent Examples on the Web Ossandon notes that there are also more docs exploring gender dissidence and identity. Anna Marie De La Fuente, Variety, 17 May 2022 But Li emphasizes that this is not a sign of dissidence. Peter Hessler, The New Yorker, 9 May 2022 In fact, most such spies agreed to cooperate based on ideological dissidence with their illegitimate governments. Douglas London, CNN, 31 Mar. 2022 Sri Lanka has had a chronic ethnic Tamil dissidence problem, which in the past has received moral and material support from sections of the Indian population. Mimansa Verma, Quartz, 23 Mar. 2022 Listeners determined to uncover evidence of Shostakovich’s musical dissidence will find it in the Ninth Symphony. Christian Hertzog, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Mar. 2022 Even this was considered to be dissidence and was punished accordingly. Deborah Treisman, The New Yorker, 27 Sep. 2021 At the heart of the issue is a question of power, and not just Guzmán’s policymaking power, but Alberto’s capacity to lead his administration in the face of dissidence from within. Agustino Fontevecchia, Forbes, 28 June 2021 Americans for Peace Now, one of the earliest hubs of American Jewish dissidence on Israeli militarism, took both its name and inspiration from the Israeli organization founded in reaction to the Lebanon war. Samuel G. Freedman, CNN, 18 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of dissidence

circa 1656, in the meaning defined above

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“Dissidence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dissidence. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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