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Meaning of "refusenik" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD REFUSENIK

From refuse1 + -nik.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF REFUSENIK

refusenik  [rɪˈfjuːznɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF REFUSENIK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Refusenik is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES REFUSENIK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Refusenik

Refusenik was an unofficial term for individuals, typically but not exclusively Soviet Jews, who were denied permission to emigrate abroad by the authorities of the former Soviet Union and other countries of the Eastern bloc. The term refusenik is derived from the "refusal" handed down to a prospective emigrant from the Soviet authorities. Over time, "refusenik" has entered colloquial English for a person who refuses to do something, especially by way of protest.

Definition of refusenik in the English dictionary

The definition of refusenik in the dictionary is a Jew in the Soviet Union who had been refused permission to emigrate. Other definition of refusenik is a person who refuses to cooperate with a system or comply with a law because of a moral conviction.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH REFUSENIK


chronic
ˈkrɒnɪk
clinic
ˈklɪnɪk
Dominic
ˈdɒmɪnɪk
electronic
ɪlɛkˈtrɒnɪk
ethnic
ˈɛθnɪk
Hispanic
hɪˈspænɪk
iconic
aɪˈkɒnɪk
kolkhoznik
kɒlˈhɔːznɪk
mechanic
mɪˈkænɪk
Munich
ˈmjuːnɪk
nick
nɪk
noisenik
ˈnɔɪznɪk
organic
ɔːˈɡænɪk
panic
ˈpænɪk
picnic
ˈpɪknɪk
refusnik
rɪˈfjuːznɪk
scenic
ˈsiːnɪk
Selznick
ˈsɛlznɪk
sonic
ˈsɒnɪk
titanic
taɪˈtænɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE REFUSENIK

refusable
refusal
refuse
refuse bin
refuse chute
refuse collection
refuse collector
refuse destructor
refuse disposal
refuse disposal service
refuse disposal unit
refuse dump
refuse lorry
refuse truck
refuser
refusion
refusnik
refutability
refutable
refutably

WORDS THAT END LIKE REFUSENIK

beatnik
Botvinnik
Cetnik
Chetnik
chinovnik
computernik
Doornik
Dubrovnik
dvornik
Iznik
kibbutznik
Lunik
neatnik
nudnik
Panufnik
peacenik
Pernik
returnik
Sputnik

Synonyms and antonyms of refusenik in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «refusenik» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF REFUSENIK

Find out the translation of refusenik to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of refusenik from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «refusenik» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

refusenik
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

refusenik
570 millions of speakers

English

refusenik
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

refusenik
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

رافضي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

отказник
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

refusenik
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

refusenik
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

refusenik
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Refusenik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Verweigerer
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

refusenik
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

refusenik
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Refusenik
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

refusenik
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

refusenik
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रिफॉनिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kararsız
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

refusenik
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

refusenik
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

отказник
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

refusenik
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αρνητής
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

refusenik
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

refusenik
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

refusenik
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of refusenik

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «REFUSENIK»

The term «refusenik» is normally little used and occupies the 130.591 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «REFUSENIK» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «refusenik» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «refusenik» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about refusenik

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «REFUSENIK»

Discover the use of refusenik in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to refusenik and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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עד כאן: עדויות של סרבנים
Here is a real model for the peace movement in Israel and worldwide.
Peretz Kidron, 2004
2
Refusenik, trapped in the Soviet Union
The distinguished Russian Jewish physicist recounts his life and career, from his childhood in Stalinist Russia, through his rapid rise in the scientific establishment, to his recent years as a dissident activist and outcast
Mark I︠A︡kovlevich Azbelʹ, Mark Ya Azbel, Grace Pierce Forbes, 1981
3
Spy
Nevertheless, the Second Law of Celebrity Refusenikism also applies: All post- Refusenik songs and movies and plays and so on are not only terribly unpopular, they are also unbelievably bad. Not that this will stop them. Refuseniks generally  ...
4
Refusenik
The term refusenik is derived from the "refusal" handed down to a prospective emigrant from the Soviet authorities.
Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn, 2012
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Leaving Russia: A Jewish Story
And I found myself in the midst of a refusenik romance set against my parents' growing troubles with the regime. In 1984 my parents returned to open refusenik activism by organizing and hosting at our apartment a series of monthly cultural ...
Maxim Shrayer, 2013
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A Hand in the Darkness: The Autobiography of a Refusenik
A Soviet Jew describes her sixteen-year battle to leave the USSR and emigrate to Israel, detailing the frustration, imprisonment, exile, and hardships that she experienced during that struggle
Ida Nudel, 1991
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The Holocaust in the Soviet Union: Studies and Sources on ...
Yosef Begun, the prominent refusenik and Jewish cultural advocate, eloquently addressed himself to the absence of any reference to Jews in the Babi Yar memorial. A non-refusenik but strong critic of anti-Jewish bigotry, Yuri Sokol, called ...
Lucjan Dobroszycki, Jeffrey S. Gurock, 1993
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Documents on Soviet Jewish Emigration
1945) — refusenik (1971—72). Klots, Boris Efimovich (b. 1950) — refusenik ( 1980—87). Knowles, Stanley Howard (b. 1908) — member of Canadian parlia— ment (from 1942). Koch, Edward I. (b. 1924) — US Congressman from New York  ...
Boris Mozorov, 2013
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Encyclopedia of Judaism
One of the founders, Natan SHARANSKY, himself a refusenik, became a leading spokesman for the movement. He was subsequently arrested and subjected to harsh imprisonment. In the 1970s and 1980s, the refusenik movement grew ...
Sara E. Karesh, Mitchell M. Hurvitz, 2005
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Spoils of War: Ode to a Refusenik Mother
"Spoils of War" is a poem illustrated by seventeen vibrant panels commemorating the artist's mother's 1988 immigration from the Soviet Union to Chicago.
Margarita Korol, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «REFUSENIK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term refusenik is used in the context of the following news items.
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​'Refusenik' spies may resist 'intrusive capabilities' disclosure
Ahead of a parliamentary debate on the findings of the Anderson Report on spy powers on Thursday, it is reported that some within the intelligence community ... «RT, Jun 15»
2
Refusenik campaign recalled
It covers the controversy triggered by Hawke's speech at a Melbourne rally in 1988 to welcome former refuseniks to Australia, in which he drew parallels ... «Australian Jewish News, May 15»
3
'Father' Of The Refusenik Movement
First, as one of the principal fathers of the Soviet Jewry refusenik movement, he transformed the status of Soviet Jews and, quite possibly, influenced the ultimate ... «The Jewish Week, Apr 15»
4
Renowned Soviet refusenik Vladimir Slepak dies at 87
Slepak, a preeminent human rights advocate, was an influential figure within Moscow's Jewish community and was considered a founding father of the refusenik ... «The Times of Israel, Apr 15»
5
29 signs you are a middle-age refusenik
No one is middle-aged any more. It's a description that we officially no longer recognise. (Young people, by the way, have no problem whatsoever with the term ... «The Times, Apr 15»
6
Vladimir Slepak, Famed Soviet Refusenik, Dies
It was his smile that first greeted most American Jewish visitors on their covert missions to refuseniks in the 1970s and 80s. The Slepaks' apartment, on central ... «Jewish Daily Forward, Apr 15»
7
Why Bob Hawke brought Palestine issue to refusenik rally
On stage were 15 former Soviet refuseniks. Just months earlier, after some had waited “in refusal” for as long as 17 years, Mikhail Gorbachev had let them leave ... «The Australian, Mar 15»
8
IDF dismisses several intel reservists over refusenik letter
The decision to terminate the reserve service of the Unit 8200 refuseniks was received by the Military Intelligence Directorate after a series of discussions on the ... «Ynetnews, Jan 15»
9
Israeli education minister calls refuseniks 'radical element of reality …
Last month over 50 alumni of the Israel Arts and Science Academy called on students at the prestige school to refuse to serve in the Israeli armed forces. «Mondoweiss, Jan 15»
10
The Refuseniks Hiding From Happy New Year
Are you a New Year's Eve refusenik? Someone who regularly rebels against the most socially sanctioned night of the year? Someone who shrugs at the ... «Daily Beast, Dec 14»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Refusenik [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/refusenik>. Aug 2019 ».
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