- The definition of subversive is something that is trying to destroy or overthrow something like a government or an idea.
An example of subversive is propaganda writing.
subversive definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Midieval Latin subversivus ; from Classical Latin subversus, past participle of subvertere: see subvert
subversive definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- sub·verˈsive·ly adverb
- sub·verˈsive·ness noun