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subversive

  
1   
      adj   destructive, incendiary, inflammatory, insurrectionary, overthrowing, perversive, riotous, seditious, treasonous, underground, undermining  
2   
      n   deviationist, dissident, fifth columnist, insurrectionary, quisling, saboteur, seditionary, seditionist, terrorist, traitor  
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subversive

  
  ( subversives    plural  )
1       adj   Something that is subversive is intended to weaken or destroy a political system or government.  
This courageous and subversive movie has attracted widespread critical support.     
2       n-count   Subversives are people who attempt to weaken or destroy a political system or government.  
Agents regularly rounded up suspected subversives.     

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