Definition of dissidence:
conflict (part of speech: noun)
- discordance (part of speech: noun)
- sectarianism (part of speech: noun)
- contention (part of speech: noun)
- "Selections from the Prose Works of Matthew Arnold", Matthew Arnold.
In the ten years that elapsed between their first interchange of letters and their first fit of coldness, it must have been tolerably clear to either of them, if either of them gave thought to the matter, that their dissidence was increasing and likely to increase.- "Rousseau Volumes I. and II.", John Morley.
To one who loves his native language, who would delight to keep our rich and harmonious English undefiled by foreign accent, foreign intonation, and those foreign tinctures of verbal meaning which tend to confuse all writing and discourse, it is an affliction as harassing as the climate, that on our stage, in our studios, at our public and private gatherings, in our offices, warehouses, and workshops, we must expect to hear our beloved English with its words clipped, its vowels stretched and twisted, its phrases of acquiescence and politeness, of cordiality, dissidence or argument, delivered always in the wrong tones, like ill- rendered melodies, marred beyond recognition; that there should be a general ambition to speak every language except our mother English, which persons " of style" are not ashamed of corrupting with slang, false foreign equivalents, and a pronunciation that crushes out all colour from the vowels and jams them between jostling consonants.- "Impressions of Theophrastus Such", George Eliot.