diversionary

[dih-vur-zhuh-ner-ee, -shuh-, dahy-]
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adjective

tending to divert or distract the attention: diversionary tactics of the guerrilla fighters.

Nearby words

  1. diversified farming,
  2. diversiform,
  3. diversify,
  4. diversion,
  5. diversional,
  6. diversionist,
  7. diversity,
  8. divert,
  9. diverticular disease,
  10. diverticulectomy

Origin of diversionary

First recorded in 1840–50; diversion + -ary

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