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contestant, objector, protester, dissident, dissenter
n. a person who dissents from some established policy
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dissenting, dissentient, dissident
adj. disagreeing, especially with a majority
heterodox, heretical, dissident
adj. characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards
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enemy
n. any hostile group of people; "he viewed lawyers as the real enemy"
fomenter, agitator
n. one who agitates; a political troublemaker
ratter, recreant, turncoat, renegade, apostate, deserter
n. a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.
enemy, foe
n. a personal enemy; "they had been political foes for years"
insurgent, irregular, guerilla, guerrilla
n. a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment
mutineer
n. someone who is openly rebellious and refuses to obey authorities (especially seamen or soldiers)
rebel, maverick
n. someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action
picket
n. a protester posted by a labor organization outside a place of work
subverter, subversive, revolutionary, revolutionist
n. a radical supporter of political or social revolution
contender, competition, competitor, challenger, rival
n. the contestant you hope to defeat; "he had respect for his rivals"; "he wanted to know what the competition was doing"
unconventional
adj. not conforming to accepted rules or standards; "her unconventional dress and hair style"
resistive, resistant, insubordinate
adj. disposed to or engaged in defiance of established authority
impious
adj. lacking piety or reverence for a god
irreverent, godless
adj. not revering god
heathenish, heathen, ethnic, pagan
adj. not acknowledging the God of Christianity and Judaism and Islam
ungodly, impious
adj. lacking piety and reverence for a god
unpersuaded, unconverted
adj. not converted
sacrilegious, profane, blasphemous
adj. grossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred; "blasphemous rites of a witches' Sabbath"; "profane utterances against the Church"; "it is sacrilegious to enter with shoes on"
unyielding, tenacious, pertinacious, persistent, dour, dogged
adj. stubbornly unyielding; "dogged persistence"; "dour determination"; "the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics"; "a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it"- T.S.Eliot; "men tenacious of opinion"
rebellious
adj. resisting control or authority; "temperamentally rebellious"; "a rebellious crew"
contradictory
adj. of words or propositions so related that both cannot be true and both cannot be false; "`perfect' and `imperfect' are contradictory terms"
ungodly, sinful, iniquitous
adj. characterized by iniquity; wicked because it is believed to be a sin; "iniquitous deeds"; "he said it was sinful to wear lipstick"; "ungodly acts"
reluctant, loth, loath
adj. unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom; "a reluctant smile"; "loath to admit a mistake"
nihilistic
adj. of or relating to nihilism
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dismissive
adj. stopping to associate with; "they took dismissive action after the third violation"
repudiative
adj. rejecting emphatically; e.g. refusing to pay or disowning; "a veto is a repudiative act"
recusant, dissentient
adj. (of Catholics) refusing to attend services of the Church of England
iconoclastic
adj. destructive of images used in religious worship; said of religions, such as Islam, in which the representation of living things is prohibited
nonconformist, nonconforming
adj. not conforming to established customs or doctrines especially in religion
Reformed
adj. of or relating to the body of Protestant Christianity arising during the Reformation; used of some Protestant churches especially Calvinist as distinct from Lutheran; "Dutch Reformed theology"
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conformist
n. someone who conforms to established standards of conduct (especially in religious matters)
orthodox
adj. adhering to what is commonly accepted; "an orthodox view of the world"
dissident
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