Definition of Subversive

1. Noun. A radical supporter of political or social revolution.




2. Adjective. In opposition to a civil authority or government.
Exact synonyms: Insurgent, Seditious
Similar to: Disloyal
Derivative terms: Insurgency, Sedition, Subversiveness, Subvert

Definition of Subversive

1. a. Tending to subvert; having a tendency to overthrow and ruin.

Definition of Subversive

1. Adjective. Intending to subvert, overturn or undermine a government or authority ¹

2. Noun. a radical supporter of political or social revolution ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Subversive

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Subversive

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subventionized
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subventions
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subventricular
subvents
subverse
subversed
subverses
subversion
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subversioning
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subversive (current term)
subversive activity
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subvertable
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subverters
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subvertingly

Literary usage of Subversive

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1. Parliamentary Debates: Senate and House of Representatives by Australia Parliament (1911)
"It cannot be contended that experience has shown that provisions subversive of the first principles of justice are necessary in connexion with Electoral ..."

2. First Impressions of England and Its People by Hugh Miller (1856)
"Geologic Fact in reality of a kind fitted to perform important Work in the two Theologies, Natural and Revealed ; subversive of the " Infinite-Series ..."

3. First Impressions of England and Its People by Hugh Miller (1851)
"Geologic Fact in reality of a kind fitted to perform important Work in the two Theologies, Natural and Revealed ; subversive of the " Infinite-Series ..."

4. First Impressions of England and Its People by Hugh Miller (1860)
"—Geologic Fact in reality of a kind fitted to perform important Work in the two Theologies, Natural and Revealed; subversive of the (t Infinite-Series ..."

5. Institutes of the Christian Religion by Jean Calvin (1844)
"THE FANATICISM WHICH DISCARDS THE SCRIPTURE, UNDER THE PRETENCE OF RESORTING TO IMMEDIATE REVELATIONS, subversive OF EVERY PRINCIPLE OF PIETY. ..."

6. Law of Wills, Executors and Administrators by James Schouler (1915)
"The Same Subject: Gifts subversive of Good Morals. (10) Wherever a will makes a devise or bequest to further and carry into effect some illegal purpose ..."

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