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refuse +‎ -nik

NounEdit

refusenik ‎(plural refuseniks)

  1. (Soviet Union, slang, historical) One of the Jewish citizens of the former Soviet Union who were refused permission to emigrate.
  2. (colloquial) A person characterized by a particular refusal (especially one related to human rights).

SynonymsEdit

  • (citizen refused permission to emigrate): otkaznik

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