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diffident (DIF i duhnt, DIF i dent") (adjective)
Hesitant, lacking in self-confidence: Ethan's diffident manner suggested he was shy rather than embarrassed.
dissident (DIS i duhnt, DIS i dent) (noun)
Someone who is opposed to official policies, etc.: The dissident in congress voted against the government’s proposed legislation.
dissident (DIS i duhnt, DIS i dent) (adjective)
Relating to having a different opinion than other individuals or groups: Hana's dissident activities suggested she was having contrary opinions about the candidate for office.

The leader of the dissident faction attending the conference displayed a surprisingly diffident attitude when speaking to the crowd.

dissident (adjective) (not comparable)
A reference to a disagreement with others, as in opinion or belief: The dissident students objected to the teacher's sudden announcement that there would be a quiz regarding the contents of the homework that was assigned the day before.

A judge ordered that dissident Kim Davis should remain in jail for her continued refusal to either issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples or to allow her deputies to do it.

There were also three other dissident clerks in Kentucky who have refused to issue wedding licenses; despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s order legalizing same-sex matrimony.

Not agreeing and often differing violently with an established political or religious system or belief.
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Not in harmony with nor conforming to the established rules of a company.
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dissident (s) (noun), dissidents (pl)
1. Someone who does not agree with some established policy: A dissident is often against authoritarian regimes or some established constitutional order which he or she does not agree with.

In totalitarian regimes, dissidents are often punished with lengthy prison terms, execution, economic deprivation, or confiscation of their property.

2. A person who is characterized by departing from accepted beliefs or standards: Political dissidents primarily use non-violent means of political disagreement, including voicing criticism of the government or a dominating ideology; but dissidents can also attempt to displace or overthrow the established government by achieving popular support and inciting a revolution or a rebellion.
3. Etymology: From Latin dissidentem and dissidere, "to be remote, to disagree, to be removed from"; "to sit apart"; derived from dis-, "apart" + sedere, "to sit".
This entry is located in the following units: dis-, di-, dif- (page 27) sed-, sedat-, -sid, -sess (page 2)
Word Entries at Get Words: “dissident
Conveying a lack of agreement with, or being strongly against, an established organization and its beliefs or policies. (2)