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subversive

adjective uk   /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
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
subversiveness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
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