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What was once considered subversive is now mainstream. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There was intense suspicion of the potential of these subversive ideas to capture the minds of the people. Democracy and its Critics - Anglo-American democratic thought in the nineteenth century (1989)She is also doing something subversive. Christianity Today (2000)But it still says something subversive. Times, Sunday Times (2015)At the same time, it proved highly conducive to subversive activity. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)To its credit, the film hints at some subversive ideas. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Many of us had been certain we were doing something subversive and rebellious but... what was it again? AUTHENTICITY: Brands, Fakes, Spin and the Lust for Real Life (2003) Something almost subversive, when you consider the modern-day norm. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He's something more subversive, less recognisable and far more interesting. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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British English: subversive ADJECTIVE
Something that is subversive is intended to weaken or destroy a political system or government.
The play was promptly banned as subversive.
British English: subversive NOUN
Subversives are people who attempt to weaken or destroy a political system or government.
Agents regularly rounded up suspected subversives.
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