Subversive
Subversive Sub*ver"sive, a. [Cf. F. subversif.] Tending to subvert; having a tendency to overthrow and ruin. [1913 Webster]

Lying is a vice subversive of the very ends and design of conversation. --Rogers. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • subversive — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ seeking or intended to subvert an established system or institution. ► NOUN ▪ a subversive person. DERIVATIVES subversively adverb subversiveness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • subversive — [səb vʉr′siv] adj. [ML subversivus < L subversus, pp. of subvertere: see SUBVERT] tending or seeking to subvert, overthrow, or destroy (an established government, institution, belief, etc.) n. a person regarded as subversive subversively adv.… …   English World dictionary

  • Subversive — ist ein Plugin für die Integrierte Entwicklungsumgebung (IDE) Eclipse, welches die Integration der Quelltextverwaltung Subversion ermöglicht. Im Gegensatz zum alternativen älteren Versionsverwaltungssystem Concurrent Versions System (CVS) ist… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • subversive — index conspirer, harmful, lawless Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • subversive — (adj.) 1640s, from L. subvers , pp. stem of subvertere (see SUBVERT (Cf. subvert)) + IVE (Cf. ive). As a noun, attested from 1887 …   Etymology dictionary

  • subversive — [adj] rebellious, destructive incendiary, inflammatory, insurgent, insurrectionary, overthrowing, perversive, riotous, ruinous, seditious, treasonous, underground, undermining; concept 401 Ant. loyal, obedient …   New thesaurus

  • subversive — ● subversif, subversive adjectif (latin subversum, de subvertere, renverser) Qui est de nature à troubler ou à renverser l ordre social ou politique : Propager des théories subversives. Qui soutient des idées menaçant l ordre social : C est un… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • subversive — sub|ver|sive1 [səbˈvə:sıv US ˈvə:r ] adj subversive ideas, activities etc are secret and intended to damage or destroy a government or an established system ▪ He was engaged in subversive activities . subversive propaganda/literature… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • subversive — I UK [səbˈvɜː(r)sɪv] / US [səbˈvɜrsɪv] adjective intended to destroy the power or influence of a government or an established belief They were expelled from the country for subversive activities. It s a challenging novel with a subversive message …   English dictionary

  • subversive — sub|ver|sive1 [ səb vɜrsıv ] adjective intended to destroy the power or influence of a government or an established belief: They were expelled from the country for subversive activities. It s a challenging novel with a subversive message. ╾… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”