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Definitions for subversive
səbˈvɜr sɪvsub·ver·sive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. revolutionist, revolutionary, subversive, subverter(adj)

    a radical supporter of political or social revolution

  2. insurgent, seditious, subversive(adj)

    in opposition to a civil authority or government

Wiktionary

  1. subversive(Noun)

    a radical supporter of political or social revolution

    Etymology: See to subvert.

  2. subversive(Adjective)

    Intending to subvert, overturn or undermine a government or authority

    Etymology: See to subvert.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Subversive(adj)

    tending to subvert; having a tendency to overthrow and ruin

    Etymology: [Cf. F. subversif.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of subversive in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of subversive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of subversive in a Sentence

  1. John Calvin:

    The Fanaticism which discards the Scripture, under the pretense of resorting to immediate revelations is subversive of every principle of Christianity. For when they boast extravagantly of the Spirit, the tendency is always to bury the Word of God so they may make room for their own falsehoods.

  2. Raoul Vaneigem:

    People who talk about revolution and class struggle without referring explicitly to everyday life, without understanding what is subversive about love and what is positive in the refusal of constraints, such people have a corpse in their mouth.

  3. Global Times:

    As long as China can effectively utilize its successful policies and experiences accumulated since the reform and opening up, and avoid subversive mistakes, the country will see robust momentum for development.

  4. Chen Quanguo:

    Resolutely draw a clear line between the 14th Dalai Lama and firmly reject all subversive separatist activities, tibetan Buddhism is at its best period of development in history and religious circles and believers enjoy full religious freedom.

  5. Chlo Sevigny:

    It was a subversive act, it was a risk. And I think it was a way of me staying outside the business in a weird way, but also doing what I want to do in the business.

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