What is another word for dissident?

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[ dˈɪsɪdənt], [ dˈɪsɪdənt], [ d_ˈɪ_s_ɪ_d_ə_n_t]

Dissident refers to someone who opposes the established policies and beliefs of a government, organization or society. Other synonyms for dissident include rebel, oppositionist, nonconformist, dissenter, protester, maverick, and renegade. These terms all describe individuals who do not follow the guidelines or prescribed norms of their group or society, and who stand up for their own beliefs even when they are at odds with the dominant views. Dissidents can be found within all types of political, social, and cultural contexts, and their voices are particularly important in promoting independent thought, free speech, and individual human rights. So, these synonyms can be used interchangeably depending on the context and meaning.

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What are the opposite words for dissident?

The word "dissident" refers to a person who opposes or rejects a particular political or social system. Antonyms for dissident would be words that describe someone who supports or adheres to that system. Some antonyms for dissident could be conformist, loyalist, conforming, obedient, or compliant. A conformist is someone who follows societal norms and does not challenge the status quo. A loyalist is someone who is loyal to a particular party or government. A conforming person is someone who follows the expectations of their society, while an obedient person is someone who follows rules and directives without question. A compliant person is someone who willingly or easily follows orders. These antonyms describe individuals who do not desire resistance or change.

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Usage examples for Dissident

The dissident Nationalists saw their chance.
"John Redmond's Last Years"
Stephen Gwynn
The brigade marched as victors, but they remembered how they had formerly skulked as hunted guerrillas, and also, how Mendez had scourged the dissident villages.
"The Missourian"
Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
The French authorities, fortunately for him, are nearly powerless: he is merely requested to return to Ajaccio; and there he organizes anew the civic force, and sets the dissident islanders an example of good discipline by mounting guard outside the house of a personal opponent.
"The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)"
John Holland Rose

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