Definitions

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  • adj. Promoting destruction.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Promoting destruction.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Destructive; subversive.

Etymologies

subversion +‎ -ary (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Yet the subversionary writers were not left to occupy the field alone.

    The Eve of the French Revolution

  • I have considered this famous pamphlet at some length, because it was eminently timely, expressing, as it did, the doctrines and the aspirations of the subversionary party in France.

    The Eve of the French Revolution

  • As to the form of that government they were not entirely agreed; although they were not quite so subversionary as many of the pamphleteers wished them to be, or as their subsequent history would lead us to believe them to have been.

    The Eve of the French Revolution

  • “We shall have,” said the judge, “these crude and subversionary books from time to time until it is recognised as an axiom of morality that luck is the only fit object of human veneration.

    Erewhon

  • "We shall have," said the judge, "these crude and subversionary books from time to time until it is recognized as an axiom of morality that luck is the only fit object of human veneration.

    Erewhon; or, Over the range

  • "We shall have," said the judge, "these crude and subversionary books from time to time until it is recognised as an axiom of morality that luck is the only fit object of human veneration.

    Erewhon

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