What does subversion mean?

Definitions for subversionsəbˈvɜr ʒən, -ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. corruption, subversion(noun)

    destroying someone's (or some group's) honesty or loyalty; undermining moral integrity

    "corruption of a minor"; "the big city's subversion of rural innocence"

  2. subversion, subversive activity(noun)

    the act of subverting; as overthrowing or destroying a legally constituted government


  1. subversion(Noun)

    the act of subverting or the condition of being subverted

  2. subversion(Noun)

    a systematic attempt to overthrow a government by working from within; undermining

  3. Origin: From subversion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Subversion(noun)

    the act of overturning, or the state of being overturned; entire overthrow; an overthrow from the foundation; utter ruin; destruction; as, the subversion of a government; the subversion of despotic power; the subversion of the constitution

  2. Origin: [L. subversio: cf. F. subversion. See Subvert.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. subversion

    Actions designed to undermine the military, economic, psychological, or political strength or morale of a governing authority. See also unconventional warfare.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of subversion in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of subversion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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Translations for subversion

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • SubversionGerman
  • ανατροπή, υπονόμευσηGreek
  • subversión, desestabilizaciónSpanish
  • kumouksellisuus, kumous, mullistus, [[valtionvastainen]] [[toiminta]]Finnish
  • विनाHindi
  • sovversioneItalian
  • 倒す, 破壊, 転覆Japanese
  • omverwerpingDutch
  • subversãoPortuguese
  • низложение, низвержение, подрыв, свержение, подрывная деятельностьRussian
  • subversionSwedish
  • yıkılma, hükümeti devirme, bozulmaTurkish
  • диверсіяUkrainian
  • 顛覆Chinese

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