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dissident

adjective

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deviating from commonly accepted beliefs or practices
  • dissident elements within the Catholic Church

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dissident

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Synonyms & Antonyms of dissident (Entry 2 of 2)

a person who believes, teaches, or advocates something opposed to accepted beliefs
  • the conference drew political dissidents of every ilk

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“Dissident.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/dissident. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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