adj destructive, incendiary, inflammatory, insurrectionary, overthrowing, perversive, riotous, seditious, treasonous, underground, undermining
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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