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Dissident   /dˈɪsədɪnt/   Listen

Characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards.  Synonyms: heretical, heterodox.
Disagreeing, especially with a majority.  Synonyms: dissentient, dissenting.

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... vast sums; and the early canvases about which Paris would not once tolerate a word of praise, are now considered old-fashioned. My personal concern in all this enthusiasm—the enthusiasm of the fashionable market-place—is that I once more find myself a dissident, and a dissident in a very small minority. I think of Monet now as I thought of him eighteen years ago. For no moment did it seem to me possible to think of him as an equal of Corot or of Millet. He seemed a painter of great talent, of exceptional ...
— Modern Painting • George Moore

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