- n. The state or quality of being subversive.
- n. disloyalty by virtue of subversive behavior
- From subversive + -ness (Wiktionary)
“Pretending that these were not, in fact, the show’s dramatic turning points for the sake of claiming great (and continued) subversiveness is silly.”
“Anyway, if I haven't already conveyed this notion, the band is pretty much built around the idea of subversiveness, of magnifying all sorts of cultural hypocrisy and absurdity in the name of reason, humor, enlightenment, etc.”
“This caused "subversiveness," a principle English professors usually favor.”
“In the past, though, any 'subversiveness' tended to be more social or aesthetic rather than directly political, and was informed by a schoolboyish sense of mischief rather than a determination to lock horns with the authorities.”
“For my own (extended) family we create it by sending our kids to school and pretty steadily teaching them subversiveness at a low, innocuous level throughout their lives.”
“What was initially repudiated as relentlessly ugly, hyper-violent nihilism has, in hindsight, taken on a strange air of both sly subversiveness and surprising prescience.”
“However, I do think that the study of literature is enriched if you have both an awareness of possible underlying structures and an acknowledgement of the singularity and subversiveness of the text.”
“Since his controversial performance as host of last year's Hollywood Foreign Press awards ceremony, Gervais has seemed to milk the subversiveness of public persona for all it's worth.”
“Based on dozens of previous screenings at that theater, this audience isn't the brightest box of aisle lights, but they seemed to understand Brüno's subversiveness entirely.”
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