[ suhb-vur-siv ]
/ səbˈvɜr sɪv /
Also sub·ver·sion·ar·y [suhb-vur-zhuh-ner-ee, -shuh-] /səbˈvɜr ʒəˌnɛr i, -ʃə-/. tending or intending to subvert or overthrow, destroy, or undermine an established or existing system, especially a legally constituted government or a set of beliefs.
a person who adopts subversive principles or policies.
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OTHER WORDS FROM subversive
sub·ver·sive·ly, adverbsub·ver·siv·ism, sub·ver·sive·ness, nouncoun·ter·sub·ver·sive, nounnon·sub·ver·sive, adjective
non·sub·ver·sive·ly, adverbnon·sub·ver·sive·ness, nounself-sub·ver·sive, adjectiveun·sub·ver·sive, adjectiveun·sub·ver·sive·ly, adverbun·sub·ver·sive·ness, noun
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A thing that is subversively immoral must be worse, surely, than a thing that is merely immoral?Mrs. Maxon Protests|Anthony Hope
British Dictionary definitions for subversively
/ (səbˈvɜːsɪv) /
liable to subvert or overthrow a government, legally constituted institution, etc
a person engaged in subversive activities, etc
Derived forms of subversivesubversively, adverbsubversiveness, noun
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