Definition of Subversion

1. Noun. Destroying someone's (or some group's) honesty or loyalty; undermining moral integrity. "The big city's subversion of rural innocence"

Exact synonyms: Corruption
Generic synonyms: Debasement, Degradation
Derivative terms: Corrupt, Subvert



2. Noun. The act of subverting; as overthrowing or destroying a legally constituted government.
Exact synonyms: Subversive Activity
Generic synonyms: Overthrow
Derivative terms: Subvert, Subvert

Definition of Subversion

1. n. 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.

Definition of Subversion

1. Noun. the act of subverting or the condition of being subverted ¹

2. Noun. a systematic attempt to overthrow a government by working from within; undermining ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Subversion

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Subversion

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subventricular
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subversion (current term)
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Literary usage of Subversion

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1. An Introduction to the Critical Study and Knowledge of the Holy Scriptures by Thomas Hartwell Horne (1856)
"I. ON the subversion of the Babylonian empire by Cyrus the founder of the Persian monarchy (BC 543), he authorised the Jews, by an edict, to return into ..."

2. An Introduction to the Critical Study and Knowledge of the Holy Scriptures by Thomas Hartwell Horne (1825)
"I. ON the subversion of the Babylonian empire by Cyrus the founder of the Persian monarchy (B. c. 543), he authorised the Jews by an edict to return into ..."

3. The Role of Federal Military Forces in Domestic Disorders, 1877-1945 by Clayton D. Laurie, Ronald H. Cole (1997)
"... immediate post-World War I years.68 The Military Intelligence Division and "Negro subversion " The Army's Military Intelligence Division (MID) continued ..."

4. Dictionary of National Biography by Leslie Stephen, Sidney Lee (1892)
"... one of the Eng- for subversion of good order, of all equity and , Assist me, sister, with your prayers, that justice.' His work was published without ..."

5. The Works of William Robertson: To which is Prefixed an Account of His Life by William Robertson, Alexander Stewart (1820)
"The first was occasioned by the progress of the Roman power, the second frets of the by the subversion of it. When the spirit of con- power on quest led the ..."

6. View of the State of Europe During the Middle Ages by Henry Hallam (1848)
"... the * circulating money of Europe was probably less in the eleventh century than at the subversion of the Roman empire ; furs, which were obtained from ..."

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