Adjective dissident has 2 senses
  1. dissident, heretical, heterodox - characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards
    Antonym: orthodox (indirect, via unorthodox)
  2. dissentient, dissenting, dissident - disagreeing, especially with a majority
    Antonyms: affirmative, affirmatory (indirect, via negative)
,Noun dissident has 1 sense
  1. dissenter, dissident, protester, objector, contestant - a person who dissents from some established policy
    --1 is a kind of person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul
    --1 has particulars:
     conscientious objector, CO; nonconformist, recusant; political dissident; NIMBY