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1. subversion

noun. ['səbˈvɝːʒən'] the act of subverting; as overthrowing or destroying a legally constituted government.

Synonyms

  • overthrow

Antonyms

  • incorrupt
  • honesty

Etymology

  • subversion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Subversion

  • submersion
  • excursion
  • dispersion
  • conversion
  • reversion
  • perversion
  • inversion
  • incursion
  • diversion
  • aspersion
  • immersion
  • aversion
  • persian

Example sentences of the word subversion


1. Noun, singular or mass
Meet regularly with your team to help quell subversion.

Quotes containing the word subversion


1. What gay culture is before it is anything else, before it is a culture of desire or a culture of subversion or a culture of pain, is a culture of friendship.
- Andrew Sullivan

2. Literature in the written sense represents the triumph of language over writing: the subversion of writing for purposes that have little or nothing to do with social and economic control.
- Robert Bringhurst, The Solid Form of Language: An Essay on Writing and Meaning

2. subversion

noun. ['səbˈvɝːʒən'] destroying someone's (or some group's) honesty or loyalty; undermining moral integrity.

Synonyms

  • debasement
  • corruption

Antonyms

  • incorruptness
  • morality

Etymology

  • subversion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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