a person who .
disagreeing or dissenting, as in opinion or attitude:
a ban on dissident magazines.
Though they were released a day later, this crackdown sent shockwaves through the dissident community in Egypt.
Egypt’s Internet Crackdown David Keyes January 24, 2010
Another type altogether, forged from a different metal, more businessman than dissident, more cynic than militant?
The Mystery of Mikhail Khodorkovsky Bernard-Henri Lévy January 1, 2014
The dissident group emphasizes that it is not moving to oust Mullah Omar.
Taliban Forces Desperate to Hear from Their Absent Leader, Mullah Omar Ron Moreau April 30, 2013
“They deal with us as if we were their property, and that will never change,” said dissident Wadid Hadad.
Assad’s Move Against Facebook Rula Jebreal November 6, 2011
It features a scantily clad woman wearing a balaclava and holding a sign championing the dissident feminist anti-Putin punk band.
Miley Cyrus Twerking, Usher as Michael Jackson & More Viral Videos The Daily Beast Video March 29, 2013
dissident individuals and groups are singled out for criticism by the Politburo.
Area Handbook for Bulgaria Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
Hoxha silenced the dissident elements, however, and had most of them expelled from the Party or arrested.
Area Handbook for Albania Eugene K. Keefe
And after tonight, I wasn’t sure that I was in any better shape than a Chinese dissident.
Little Brother Cory Doctorow
Moreover, these dissident patterns merge into a remarkably harmonious, almost normal, average curve.
A Quantitative Study of the Nocturnal Migration of Birds. George H. Lowery.
About three in the morning, the dissident Armed-Forces have met.
The French Revolution Thomas Carlyle
a person who disagrees, esp one who disagrees with the government
1530s, from Latin dissidentem (nominative dissidens), present participle of dissidere “to be remote; disagree, be removed from,” literally “to sit apart,” from dis- “apart” (see dis-) + sedere “to sit” (see sedentary).
1766, in reference to Protestants, from dissident (adj.). In the political sense first used 1940, coinciding with the rise of 20c. totalitarian systems, especially with reference to the Soviet Union.
- Antidiuretic hormone
vasopressin. Abbreviation: ADH. noun another name for vasopressin ADH antidiuretic hormone n. Abbr. ADH See vasopressin. antidiuretic hormone (ān’tē-dī’ə-rět’ĭk, ān’tī-) A polypeptide hormone secreted by the posterior portion of the pituitary gland that constricts blood vessels, raises blood pressure, and reduces excretion of urine. Also called vasopressin.
of or relating to a substance that suppresses the formation of urine. any such substance. adjective (of a hormone, treatment, etc) acting on the kidneys to control water excretion antidiuretic an·ti·di·u·ret·ic (ān’tē-dī’ə-rět’ĭk, ān’tī-) n. An agent that reduces the output of urine.
- Anti dogmatic
relating to or of the nature of a or dogmas or any strong set of principles concerning faith, morals, etc., as those laid down by a church; doctrinal: We hear dogmatic arguments from both sides of the political spectrum. asserting opinions in a doctrinaire or arrogant manner; opinionated: I refuse to argue with someone so […]
character; unfounded positiveness in matters of opinion; arrogant assertion of opinions as truths. Historical Examples On the ruin of all philosophies and religions Montaigne, like Nietzsche, has built up a dogmatism of his own. German Problems and Personalities Charles Sarolea He learnt more from such books than he learnt from dogmatism and interested orthodoxy. Albert […]
a person who asserts his or her opinions in an unduly positive or arrogant manner; a dogmatic person. a person who lays down dogmas. Historical Examples In the former case, the dogmatist must take care that his arguments possess the apodeictic certainty of a demonstration. The Critique of Pure Reason Immanuel Kant The dogmatist has […]