diversionary


di·ver·sion·ary

adjective \də-ˈvər-zhə-ˌner-ē, dī-, -shə-\

: tending or intended to take attention away from someone or something important

Full Definition of DIVERSIONARY

:  tending to draw attention away from the principal concern :  being a diversion

Examples of DIVERSIONARY

  1. This is nothing more than a diversionary tactic to distract attention from the issues.

First Known Use of DIVERSIONARY

1846

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