1. subversive

adjective. ['səbˈvɝːsɪv'] in opposition to a civil authority or government.


  • seditious
  • disloyal


  • old
  • moderate
  • incidental

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Rhymes with Subversive

  • dispersive
  • discursive
  • coercive

Sentences with subversive

1. Adjective
It is assumed that if the government's actions are secret, they must be dangerous or subversive.

Quotes about subversive

1. Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything it's cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
- Erica Jong, Fear of Flying

2. Our society accepts the book as a given, but the act of reading -- once considered useful and important, as well as potentially dangerous and subversive -- is now condescendingly accepted as a pastime, a slow pastime that lacks efficiency and does not contribute to the common good.
- Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night

2. subversive

noun. ['səbˈvɝːsɪv'] a radical supporter of political or social revolution.


  • counter-revolutionist
  • dynamitist
  • subverter
  • counterrevolutionary
  • Girondist
  • revolutionist
  • dynamiter
  • counterrevolutionist
  • Girondin
  • insurgent
  • insurrectionist
  • radical
  • freedom fighter
  • rebel


  • conformist
  • unprovocative
  • patriotic
  • disloyalty