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subversion

Noun

1 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" [syn: corruption]
2 the act of subverting; as overthrowing or destroying a legally constituted government [syn: subversive activity]

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English

Pronunciation

Etymology

From subversion.

Noun

  1. the act of subverting or the condition of being subverted
  2. a systematic attempt to overthrow a government by working from within; undermining

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Translations

act of subverting or the condition of being subverted
systematic attempt to overthrow a government by working from within

French

Etymology

From subversionem (accusative of subversio)

Noun

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Swedish

Noun

subversion

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Extensive Definition

Subversion can refer to:

See also

subversion in German: Subversion
subversion in French: Subversion
subversion in Swedish: Subversion

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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