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  • n. One who subverts.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, subverts; an overthrower.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who subverts; an overthrower.

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

  • n. a radical supporter of political or social revolution


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  • Or he can forgive him, and fold under his wing an inveterate subverter of civilian command.

    David Bromwich: McChrystal, Obama, and Authority

  • Lady Gaga: The outré songstress/fashion subverter pushed dress code boundaries this week at her sister's high school graduation (see-through lace pants) and at a New York Mets game (studded leather bikini).

    Tony Awards go Hollywood; January Jones's car trouble

  • Any who planned beforehand in order that no such measures should be necessary was a “subverter of the party” and was accused of being intimidated by the opposition.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “Free Gaza” Activists’ Version of the Ship Incident

  • That oath, of course, is administered by a defiantly proud, even cheerful, self-admitted war criminal Dick Cheney, a serial subverter and despiser of the Constitution, with whose eternally disgraceful continued presence in office Reid and his minions have had no particular problem despite their profound Constitutional responsibility to end it by impeaching him.

    Frank Dwyer: As Bad as Blagojevich Is . . .

  • Many will say turn away—away from this man; for he is not a man but a demon, a monster, a subverter and an enemy of the black man—and we will smile.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • I haven't seen a show compete this hard for the coveted "best subverter of tropes" slot in my consciousness in years.

    LEVERAGE: The 13th Step is "Shut Up About It Already."

  • Many will say turn away—away from this man, for he is not a man but a demon, a monster, a subverter and an enemy of the black man—and we will smile.

    HW Bio: Malcolm X «

  • Speaking of ye ol' dayjob, I was interviewed by the Crotchety Old Fan, who wrote in part Nick Mamatas - also known as the Nihilistic Kid in his Livejournal incarnation - is one of those contemporary renaissance men you hear about but rarely meet; editor, writer, subverter of higher education, multiple award nominee in multiple genres, multiple translatee and champion of the Creative Commons.

    Nick Mamatas' Journal

  • "Well you can't have a democracy without public space," said billboard subverter Ron English.

    Chris Nelson: Bomb It

  • Before I had won the respect and command of the class, I allowed myself to be drawn into a graceless power struggle with the attention-seeking subverter.

    Dan Brown: The First Day of "The Great Expectations School"


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