Definition of 'diversionary'
Example sentences containing 'diversionary'
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Smoking is a diversionary tactic as well as an addiction, used to give people time to think or stall. SUMMER OF SECRETS (2003)She smoked as a diversionary tactic and cast about to compensate. THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS (2003)He went straight in to see Wolters with this diversionary piece of information and was astonished to find him cheerful and expansive. THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS (2003)
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Used Occasionally. diversionary is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'diversionary'
British English: diversionary ADJECTIVE
A diversionary activity is one intended to attract people's attention away from something which you do not want them to think about, know about, or deal with.
Fires were started as a diversionary tactic.
Definition of diversionary from the Collins English Dictionary
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