[dih-vur-zhuh-ner-ee, -shuh-, dahy-]
- tending to divert or distract the attention: diversionary tactics of the guerrilla fighters.
Origin of diversionary
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Examples from the Web for diversionary
Last week, the trial took a diversionary turn of another kind courtesy of an event outside the courtroom.The Hidden Horror of Whitey Bulger’s Trial
July 22, 2013
In each case, the Justice Department used a diversionary tactic to contain the damage and to distract the public from the truth.Edward Snowden’s Whistleblowing Saga Mirrors the Karen Silkwood Case
July 2, 2013
This is a charge that would typically be resolved with a diversionary program.Sovereign Citizens Are a Sometimes Violent Fringe Group Rejecting All Government
December 30, 2012
“He responds to serious criticism by a biting wisecrack or diversionary personal attack,” Evans added.Sir Harold Evans Fights Back Against Rupert Murdoch at Leveson Inquiry
May 17, 2012
He responds to serious criticism by a biting wisecrack or diversionary personal attack.Harold Evans Responds to Murdoch
April 25, 2012
On the other hand, this raid was, and would be, basically a diversionary tactic.Anything You Can Do ...
Gordon Randall Garrett
Without the benefit of a diversionary assault, two columns advanced simultaneously upon the right flank of the fort.Fort Sumter National Monument, South Carolina
Diversionary measures in this particular case were not difficult to evolve.
The diversionary measures actually undertaken will be described presently.
"I'm going to try a diversionary tactic," Gunderson said on untappable tight-beam.Postmark Ganymede