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  • n. The state or quality of being subversive.

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  • n. disloyalty by virtue of subversive behavior


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From subversive +‎ -ness


  • Pretending that these were not, in fact, the show’s dramatic turning points for the sake of claiming great (and continued) subversiveness is silly.

    Matthew Yglesias » More Sopranos Blogging

  • 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.

    Hank Shteamer: Double Negative: Negativland At The Highline Ballroom

  • This caused "subversiveness," a principle English professors usually favor.

    Unclear on the Concept

  • 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.

    Chinalyst - China blogs in English

  • Many among their number encourage the internal undermining of nations and they proudly proclaim the 'subversiveness' of their Movement as if such a designation were a badge of honor.


  • 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 do we teach our kids? | Johnny B. Truant

  • 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.

    Chez Pazienza: Professor Koch's Psychopathy 101 Class

  • 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.

    What’s The Fuss About Episodic Fiction? « Tales from the Reading Room

  • 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.

    'SNL' Slams Ricky Gervais, Golden Globes Hosting Hype (VIDEO)

  • 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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