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English definition of “subversive”

subversive

adjective     /səbˈvɜː.sɪv/ US  /-ˈvɝː-/ formal
trying to destroy or damage something, especially an established political system: subversive elements/groups in society subversive ideas/influencesTaking action against people in power subversively     /-li/ adverb subversiveness     /-nəs/ noun [U]
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