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subversive

sub·ver·sive

subversive

 
 
pronunciation:
sb vuhr sihv
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition: tending or intended to undermine or cause the overthrow of an established authority, esp. a national government.
Members of the underground group were arrested by the secret police for subversive activities.
synonyms:
revolutionary, seditious
similar words:
incendiary, insurgent, rebel, rebellious, renegade, underground
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part of speech: noun
definition: one who attempts to undermine or destroy an established authority, or who advocates such practices.
synonyms:
insurgent, rebel, revolutionary
similar words:
agent provocateur, agitator, anarchist, fifth columnist, firebrand, incendiary, radical, renegade, terrorist, traitor
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derivations: subversively (adv.), subversiveness (n.)
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