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Definition of subversive adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

subversive

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adjective
BrE BrE//səbˈvɜːsɪv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//səbˈvɜːrsɪv//
 
Terrorism
 
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trying or likely to destroy or damage a government or political system by attacking it secretly or indirectly synonym seditious subversive activities See related entries: Terrorism Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from medieval Latin subversivus, from the verb subvertere, from sub- ‘from below’ + vertere ‘to turn’.

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