Synonym of dissident

Alternative for dissident

Adjective

In opposition to official policy
dissentient dissenting disagreeing nonconformist heterodox rebellious complaining heretic heretical iconoclastic maverick nonorthodox objecting opposed opposing opposition out-there protesting rebelling unconventional unorthodox non-compliant recusant revolutionary schismatic discordant nonconforming rebel sectarian conflicting radical separatist differing mutinous divisive renegade malcontent individualistic eccentric original controversial warring contentious turbulent tumultuous revisionist partisan rival seditious sceptical impious litigious insurrectionary disputatious clashing irregular offbeat refractory troublemaking factional oddball weird alternative disaffected skeptical unceremonious informal beatnik way-out anti- contradicting negative contrary gainsaying subversive questioning irreverent innovative critical splinter split divided unsound groundbreaking denunciatory doubtful argumentative quarrelling seceding breakaway disharmonious quarrelsome bohemian freak dissonant polemical hippie free thinking belligerent fighting estranged insubordinate contending hostile alienated contumacious insurgent freethinking idolatrous apostate agnostic at variance factious at loggerheads at odds quarreling atheistical unbelieving non-believing pagan heathen non-theistic paynim recreant nullifidian dissentive sacrilegious deviating miscreant profane atheistic infidel misbelieving unusual unwonted abnormal off-centre avant-garde uncommon novel new idiosyncratic exotic Bohemian fresh divergent off-the-wall anomalous bizarre aberrant extreme outlandish perverse zany cranky improper unsuitable inappropriate illegal heteroclite uncustomary out there far-out flakey kinky crazy anarchic different untraditional flaky out of the ordinary way out off the wall off the beaten path

Adjective

Rebellious in nature
challenging rebellious defiant recalcitrant disobedient impudent insolent insubordinate intractable refractory turbulent contumacious disaffected mutinous ungovernable unruly balky disorderly rebel resistant difficult uncontrollable unmanageable wayward contrary dissentient froward bellicose bolshie fractious incompliant insurgent insurrectionary militant nonconformist obstinate pugnacious quarrelsome seditious stubborn threatening wilful willful restive revolutionary malcontent recusant hostile disloyal obstreperous antagonistic untoward iconoclastic subversive renegade alienated insurrectionist traitorous nonconforming restless factious anarchistic treasonable radical up in arms riotous incorrigible lawless warring individualistic armed treacherous sabotaging attacking rioting unbiddable out of control dissenting heretical maverick unorthodox apostate schismatic mutinying perverse awkward disobliging unaccommodating uncooperative obstructive headstrong cussed unhelpful annoying troublesome unreasonable stroppy vexatious tiresome capricious thrawn obdurate mulish anti cantankerous renitent arsey disagreeing contrariant pervicacious contrarious paradoxical adverse discordant discontented against unwilling opposed wrongheaded cross-grained ornery self-willed bloody-minded antipathetic pigheaded converse bull-headed negative pig-headed inimical dissatisfied estranged intransigent combative frustrated resentful dead set against hostile to averse to disinclined to accept reluctant to accept unyielding unenthusiastic about opposed to inimical to unwilling to accept opposing disgruntled uncompliant unfriendly unsubmissive disillusioned apathetic indifferent cynical fed up

Adjective

Not showing loyalty to one that command's one's allegiance
disloyal traitorous treacherous unfaithful deceitful perfidious untrustworthy treasonable untrue faithless seditious subversive false fickle recreant renegade apostate inconstant snaky two-faced adulterous backstabbing cheating unloyal unpatriotic wormlike backstabby double-crossing double-dealing Punic back-stabbing double-faced false-hearted two-timing hollow-hearted Janus-faced unreliable duplicitous dishonest undependable deceptive treasonous shifty insincere deceiving mutinous rebellious lying untruthful hypocritical betraying shady underhanded tricky underhand mendacious fraudulent misleading revolutionary rebel insubordinate adulterine pretended flighty dubious devious sneaking crooked dissembling phoney fake slick sneaky artificial guileful feigned phony backhanded disingenuous unctuous counterfeit mealymouthed mealy jive double lip Pecksniffian backsliding phoney-baloney phony-baloney left-handed falsehearted untrusty trustless insurgent forsworn low insurrectionary insurrectionist radical undutiful insidious irresponsible base dishonourable unsafe wicked unscrupulous not dependable corrupt riotous unchaste sharp dishonorable slippery snake in the grass moonlighting sly knavish fly-by-night heretical suspected suspect disbelieved truthless defecting arrant philanderous wayward doubting irresolute of bad faith skulking vile involved coquettish lubricious hollow unbelieving cunning artful beguiling crafty foxy evasive philandering heterodox reactionary outlaw runaway untraditional schismatic breakaway unconverted sceptical fluctuating skeptical wavering unstable capricious changeful changeable bent dissimulating untrusted extramarital rogue exaggerated overdone fast chameleon-like double dealing cynical unprincipled not candid lacking sincerity put-on not frank illicit inflammatory pretend pseud pretentious ambidextrous snide not true to conniving dodgy iffy shonky questionable fink adulterate extracurricular underground clandestine immoral fornicating speedy improper undermining disruptive troublemaking destructive with tongue in cheek unlawful not to be depended on not to be trusted fair-weather rabble-rousing agitational incendiary overthrowing corrupting discrediting corruptive harmful perversive fast and loose unsound defrauding destabilising destabilizing ruinous delusive scoundrelly venal malicious villainous foul mythomaniac malevolent rascally perjured mean dual defiant refractory warring disobedient factious resistant iconoclastic anarchistic bellicose disorderly civil disobedience up in arms wily scheming designing subtle unethical Machiavellian shrewd disreputable calculating dirty unfair cagey slim shameful criminal furtive roguish astute nefarious illegal stealthy low-down cagy cute rotten ignominious swindling indirect wrong despicable unjust reprehensible ignoble disgraceful evil plotting intriguing shabby amoral detestable iniquitous scandalous contemptible unsporting smooth sordid unsportsmanlike surreptitious vicious sinful discreditable infamous heinous sham snidey secret clever oblique smart canny bad manipulative wretched elusive below the belt contriving scurvy execrable not cricket malfeasant nasty inequitable unworthy fishy secretive odious cowardly abominable dark abject depraved conspiratorial beastly equivocating unrighteous abhorrent sinister degenerate spurious flagitious bluffing fly paltry currish dastardly dangerous ingenious delusory low-minded off shoddy hoodwinking conspiring perjurious sorry astucious appalling dissolute monstrous cheap mock uncharitable erring perverted lamentable disgusting unholy impure atrocious covert notorious ungodly unsavory opprobrious perverse fiendish diabolical cruel unconscionable dirty-dealing deplorable stinking horrible black shocking outrageous illegitimate blackguardly out of order prevaricating misrepresenting fibbing inventing misstating falsifying bribable collusive warped lawless egregious mercenary captious illusory slimy deep corruptible grafting buyable offensive unsavoury miscreant putrid committing perjury off-color carny suborned colluding bogus loathsome exploitative unjustifiable unsatisfactory unacceptable unjustified unreasonable uncalled for unpredictable stinky ugly unrespectable mean-spirited dicey impish arch mischievous unwarranted unnecessary plausible rascal bum seeming serpentine catchy imposturous degrading shaming shameless caballing deviant shy louche suspicious dissipated fugitive blameworthy debasing observant heedful infernal not on out of turn repugnant salty ornery hostile opportunist fallacious sub-rosa undercover hush-hush concealed unseemly unprofessional cowboy devilish undesirable debauched unhonest cutthroat opportunistic pseudo bamboozling falsified forged imitation back-alley hugger-mugger shrouded cloak-and-dagger hidden veiled hole-and-corner unsteady insecure hard to pin down uncertain mutable variable expedient vitiated wanton left- handed satanic unspeakable dreadful a bit much not trustworthy against the law murky backstairs ruthless scurrilous objectionable venomous trick perilous ensnaring flagrant glaring gross skilful skillful nifty like a snake in the grass felonious errant obliquitous gimmicky not to be relied upon dexterous dextrous proficient adroit politic resourceful masterly adept profiteering corrupted over the fence a bit thick commiting perjury swearing falsely under the table lurking slinking virulent vipery flimsy wry greasy intelligent witted streetwise keen beyond contempt extortionate open on the QT under wraps on the quiet playing politics put on playing games opprobious inglorious bearing false witness specious good-for-nothing faking one out not straightforward unconvincing invalid insignificant weak gone to the dogs on the take devoid of validity beggarly squalid ungentlemanly unpleasant worthless provocative sleazy grubby unsportsmanly wrongful hateful irreligious sacrilegious profane impious blasphemous scummy lame scungy lousy fallen ratty scabby murderous diabolic barbarous godless ill-gotten stirring reprobate sullied undignified tainted unbecoming dissentious arousing contentious controversial against the rules peccable caitiff servile degraded obscene inelegant menial aggressive demagogic rousing causing trouble black-hearted morally wrong backbiting

Adjective

Antagonistic or hostile
adverse hostile antagonistic contrary negative opposing adversarial unfriendly aggressive belligerent dissenting angry combative inimical militant opposed oppositional unsympathetic bellicose confrontational contentious resistant spiteful antipathetic conflicting disapproving inhospitable jaundiced virulent vitriolic wrathful accusatorial adversative argumentative difficult opposite oppugnant oppugning pugnacious quarrelsome reluctant truculent uncongenial unreceptive unsociable unwilling allergic ill-disposed at odds adversary warlike scrappy unkind malevolent rancorous vicious unwelcoming bitter malicious alien venomous biting malignant intimidating maleficent unpleasant unpropitious surly mean malefic nasty viperous hateful ornery dour cold sour catty mortal gladiatorial feisty agonistic provocative chippy brawly assaultive discordant cantankerous uncooperative challenging disputatious foul on the warpath disruptive ill-tempered bad-tempered threatening stroppy irascible captious hot-tempered irritable defiant fiery violent fierce warring quick-tempered aggers fighting choleric petulant litigious touchy fractious sullen battling cross bolshie spoiling for a fight offensive disputative controversial bickering militaristic grumpy narky destructive factious grouchy abusive perverse testy polemical snappy cavilling arsey cussed disagreeable rude hawkish huffy polemic wrangling warmongering querulous sabre-rattling churlish biffo martial caviling ready for a fight rebellious ill-natured sulky obstreperous loudmouthed have chip on shoulder pettish splenetic miffy have a bone to pick ratty shirty snappish awkward crabby prickly cranky jingoistic snarly soreheaded uncharitable active inconsiderate vindictive dissentious excitable bloodthirsty short-tempered peevish courageous spirited spunky hot-blooded enthusiastic hurtful joyless ructious furious salty brawling war thin-skinned malign pushy contending military ferocious filthy ardent hot flip ill-humored at loggerheads mean-spirited ill-humoured on the outs having a chip on one's shoulder have it in for ready to fight up in arms evil-minded behavioural inharmonious naysaying bad tetchy troublesome battleful soldierly gung-ho rough determined plucky refractory recalcitrant sanguinary attacking grumbling peckish liverish crotchety curmudgeonly waxy dissentient exasperated spiky opinionated behavioral thrawn bloody-minded pigheaded unhelpful fretful mighty peppery wrestling tilting skirmishing self-assertive itching to fight rotten obnoxious assertive on a short fuse looking for trouble vigorous short-fused wretched cruel vile froward contrarious obstructive balky contumacious wounding poisonous under arms radical ultra-active extremist two-fisted extreme forceful combating fanatical embattled zealous anti discourteous warrish revolutionary assertory averse against itching insolent scathing frightening deadly vituperous browbeating caustic terrorizing terrifying cowing harsh terrorising trenchant sharp bullying mordacious mordant in arms down on tough dead set against at odds with set against sensitive dissenting from acting in opposition in disagreement with at variance with gutsy peppy gritty frisky mettlesome lively alive energetic bubbly gutty zestful game hearty go-getting full-blooded high-strung full of pep hotheaded tempestuous arguesome impassioned turbulent unruly passionate

Adjective

Not fitting or appropriate
unsuitable inappropriate incongruous inapposite inapt incompatible unacceptable unfitting unsuited improper ineligible unfit unbecoming unbefitting unseemly ill-suited infelicitous undue amiss graceless incorrect indecorous inept malapropos perverse unapt unhappy unseasonable untoward wrong clashing disagreeable discordant discrepant disparate disproportionate dissonant inadequate inadmissible inconsistent inharmonious interfering irrelevant jarring out of place senseless uncalled-for unmatched out of character out of keeping not good enough not proper ill-advised indelicate injudicious tactless ill-considered undesirable ill-timed ill-judged inexpedient untimely undignified inopportune indiscreet unwarranted contradictory irregular inadvisable tasteless discreditable misguided misplaced unworthy indecent imprudent conflicting awkward shameful unladylike ungentlemanly inapplicable irreconcilable dishonourable impolitic disgraceful extraneous unwise unfair dishonorable illogical contrary inconsonant unrefined out of order ignoble disreputable unfortunate unfitted wrong-headed absurd uncalled for incautious erroneous mismatched different lacking in propriety unprofessional unrelated unconnected inapropos foreign incoherent in bad taste unreasonable unjustified beyond the pale degrading regrettable unnecessary unjust clumsy ignominious base gauche foolish uncouth rough ungodly vulgar antipathetic inaccurate wretched offensive odd in poor taste undiplomatic foolhardy uncomely disagreeing careless disconsonant bizarre unattractive ill-adapted at odds shifting unpredictable distorted jumbled rambling fantastic divergent uncoordinated unbalanced lopsided unavailing uneven alien unintelligible twisted fitful out-of-place unsightly bad form out of the way unsuitable for plain demeaning inappropriate to debasing cheapening inelegant hideous ugly-looking ugly shaming belittling lowering mortifying unceremonious unqualified unflattering impertinent immaterial humiliating impolite low scandalous inglorious coarse not done false inexcusable cheap rude tawdry irrelative detrimental incongruent maladroit dishonest immoral corrupt contemptible malodorous rotten misconceived infra dig crass incompetent ill-fitted antagonistic defective crooked ill-matched foul rash unforgivable unjustifiable not cricket unmannerly immodest ineffective despicable vile erring pointless silly thoughtless abnormal preposterous repugnant not pertinent not germane dissenting antithetical opposed opposite ludicrous inefficient useless worthless brash not suitable out-of-season counter unharmonious unmerited off-base beneath one's dignity unworthy of undeserved superfluous mutually exclusive inconformable not designed unwarrantable futile no good unsuited to inadequate for unfitted for diverse at variance varying differing unmixable ineligible for not designed for ill-adapted to not up to scratch unequipped for unprepared for ill-suited to unequipped out-of-the-way untactful ill-fitting outrageous unconventional ridiculous meaningless improprietous funny off-balance ill suited unprepossessing unfavorable disappointing unfavourable ill-chosen unhandsome tacky salacious unlovely not on below the belt uncongenial objectionable unprepared insensitive misdirected loose unvirtuous wanton ill-bred shameless gratuitous indefensible hasty sordid boorish churlish ill-mannered discourteous faulty deplorable dreadful off out of turn illegitimate unethical uncivil shocking remote garbage inappurtenant irrational groundless not up to snuff not qualified unscrupulous unsensible inconvenient harebrained unadvised unrecommended beside the point awry unsavoury unthinking spur-of-the-moment unguarded inconsiderate unpardonable mistaken confused seamy sleazy louche seedy shoddy against the rules hot-headed hare-brained unorthodox neither here nor there over the fence a bit much a bit thick bad imperfect unsatisfactory adrift flawed astray debased depraved nasty degenerate low-minded not recommended impulsive dumb poor crude rowdy ruffian raffish fallacious nothing to do with it abhorrent odious out of its element unadvisable immoderate inordinate excessive unprovoked uncool sick unlawful haywire disobliging disobedient delinquent ornery troublesome unhealthy rebellious miscreant thrawn wayward aberrant uncontrollable obstructive fractious unhelpful mean sleazoid disgusting abominable disadvantageous ungrounded unconscionable bottomless sorry abject squalid unsavory irresponsible impractical ineffectual insufficient deficient inefficacious limited beneath you lacking dignity glitched up not equal to not good enough for short-sighted undeserving beneath reprehensible inferior prejudicial harmful damaging needless stupid dull slow unneeded fulsome hopeless impotent powerless unable lousy unfitting to recreant valueless nothing blamable improper to no-good good-for-nothing pitiful no-account inexpert underhanded sinister illegal unhandy jejune undexterous insipid banal inexperienced unfacile flat inadept unmeet unproficient unbecoming to junk unproductive non-essential not required strange off-key paradoxical ironic flimsy unadvantageous broken not deserving not worth out of place with out of character with not fit not in harmony in opposition incongruitous sticking out a mile standing out a mile factious like a fish out of water antipodal offbeat warring inconstant adverse unadapted whale of difference

Adjective

Rigidly following the doctrines of a sect or other group
sectarian narrow-minded factional fanatical partisan bigoted clannish cliquish dogmatic rigid doctrinaire insular parochial schismatic denominational exclusive extremist fanatic hidebound limited extreme illiberal inflexible Lilliputian little narrow petty picayune provincial small small-minded biased intolerant local nonconforming nonconformist parti pris prejudiced religious sectional sceptical skeptical small-town splinter blinkered discriminatory diehard chauvinistic inward-looking restricted localist parish-pump jerkwater myopic partial short-sighted close-minded petty-minded xenophobic racialist conventional racist dyed-in-the-wool entrenched opinionated one-sided chauvinist blimpish claustral conservative set uncompromising reactionary sexist unfair jaundiced mean stuffy uncharitable zealous jingoistic selfish warped unsophisticated strait-laced anti-Semitic nationalistic moralistic prim puritanical prudish priggish starchy unjust grudging ungenerous prissy closed-minded shockable obdurate disdainful contemptuous hateful rabid militant maniacal radical single-minded activist constricted lopsided one-eyed swivel-eyed introverted unimaginative puritan shallow regional hick closed borné inexorable circumscribed contracted secluded sequestered confined separated set in one's ways self-centred twisted suburban racially prejudiced racially discriminatory racially bigoted base nasty vulgar ignoble uninformed self-centered anti-gay homophobic obstinate heterosexist interested upcountry corn-fed ethnocentric flag-waving isolationist distorted slanted preferential coloured homespun rude unpolished outmoded pastoral bucolic simple homegrown unfashionable nationalist discriminating jingoist superpatriotic shabby spiteful unbalanced tendentious inequitable unsympathetic woman-hating anti-feminist excessively nationalistic excessively patriotic misogynist cheap unforgiving dictatorial devoted overzealous unreasoning blind prepossessed accessory sympathetic colored conspiratorial adhering male chauvinist mean-minded stingy irritable unwilling outraged short-fuse antipathetic indignant unindulgent individualistic snappy irate averse upset worked-up waspish unforbearing fractious tilted male supremacist contemptible malicious mean-spirited resentful vindictive ultra-conservative pigheaded unenlarged weighted influenced predisposed prejudicial subjective loaded skewed unequal uneven non-objective inclined unindifferent false misleading unethical arbitrary ageist disablist classist misrepresented disposed swayed wrong perverted invidious wrongful falsified preconceived tampered with embittered provocative argumentative questionable doubtful favouring discriminative favoring ill-disposed undemocratic favorably unrepresentative favourably minded favorably inclined angled misreported inaccurate garbled misstated doctored changed altered unjustified tinkered with undeserved unmerited cynical bitter jealous envious iniquitous unwarranted unprincipled fixed unrighteous excessive underhand unforgivable low-down suspicious undue dishonorable dishonest unlawful discreditable devious improper fraudulent cheating manipulative propagandist polemical unobjective bad blameworthy culpable unrightful immoral deceitful dishonourable inexcusable vicious cruel injurious shameful low vile criminal grievous wicked shameless disenchanted soured disillusioned hostile pessimistic conditioned below the belt fattist distrustful disappointed misanthropic green-eyed covetous uncalled-for presupposing intransigent leaning adamant assertive yellow unenthusiastic tainted jaded opprobrious disapproving pontifical arrogant cocksure dogmatical overbearing pompous imperious opinionative domineering opinioned of fixed views self-important bull-headed self-assertive stubborn of preconceived ideas self-opinionated

Noun

A person who opposes official policy, especially that of an authoritarian state
dissenter protester nonconformist rebel agitator recusant disputant insurgent objector dissentient freethinker heresiarch heretic mutineer renegade revolutionary subversive demonstrator insurrectionary insurrectionist refusenik independent thinker malcontent misbeliever revolutionist schismatic schismatist sectary separatist protest marcher maverick iconoclast apostate skeptic radical sceptic individualist bohemian eccentric sectarian revisionist unbeliever activist bad boy outsider militant rejectionist loner original separationist infidel free spirit opposer independent lone wolf deviant troublemaker free thinker miscreant opponent picketer boho protestor counterculturist nonconformer beatnik oddball odd one out weirdo misfit extremist partisan dogmatist zealot enfant terrible lone ranger reformer marcher rioter anarchist unorthodox person campaigner disrupter freedom fighter unorthodox thinker agnostic atheist non-theist freak firebrand saboteur traitor instigator recreant demagogue cynic tergiversator weirdie quisling incendiary screwball kook wackadoodle wackadoo fomenter nonbeliever dropout inciter provocateur offbeat rabble-rouser outlier exciter kindler demagog revolter striker picket outlaw supporter ringleader odd fish fish out of water fifth columnist agent different breed social justice warrior sparkplug leftist fighter pusher advocate mover reactionary champion propagandist one of a kind secessionist SJW odd man out wave maker protestant complainer nihilist unconventional thinker independent-minded person unconstrained thinker outcast rule breaker no critic questioner trendsetter oddity boycotter lobbyist detractor ruiner innovator non-conformist denouncer image-breaker crank unconventional person flake pagan non-believer character New Ager hippie rare bird rationalist rarity bigot idolatress heathen heterodox thinker idolater exception flower child one-off rara avis libertine oner individual loser paynim nullifidian picketers withersake terrorist hooligan vandal square peg in a round hole round peg in a square hole dogmatizer partizan fanatic disciple heckler seditionary seditionist deviationist devotee adherent guerrilla human chain delinquent sabotageur ecowarrior sab frondeur Young Turk cohort satellite deserter subverter collaborator insubordinate defector red betrayer Bolshevik stirrer turncoat resistance fighter true believer runaway backslider renegado agent provocateur provoker escapee forsaker abandoner double-crosser refugee turnabout exile snake fugitive hunt saboteur computer hacker soapbox orator hippy snake in the grass seceder swinger liberal night person

Antonym of dissident

dissident Idiom, Proverb

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