Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One engaged in diversionary, disruptive, or subversive activities.

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  • n. One engaged in diversionary, disruptive, or subversive activities.
  • n. A person who deviates politically.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who commits sabotage or deliberately causes wrecks

Etymologies

First attested c. 1937 (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Because of their knowledge of the terrain and their mobility, the territorial troops units will be especially helpful against paratroop landings, in dealing with diversionist groups, in participating, along with regular troops, in combative actions, insuring

    CASTRO MARKS TERRITORIAL MILITIA UNITS' FORMATIO

  • Likewise, there occurred diversionist actions intended to foster a climate of ideological slackening and destabilization within the nation.

    CASTRO READS MAIN REPORT AT PCC CONGRESS

  • We pointed out that this was due to the lack of political desire by most of the developed countries and we expressedly censured the delaying diversionist and divisionist tactics adopted by those countries.

    MEETS OFFICIALS AT UN:DEPARTS FOR HOME

  • The diversionist seeds were planted in this province, and the workers movements and numerous officers of administration have fallen into the hands of opportunists and pseudorevolutionaries.

    CASTRO SCORES ESCAMBRAY REVOLUTINARIES

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