anti-subversion

adjective

an·​ti-sub·​ver·​sion
ˌan-tē-səb-ˈvər-zhən,
-shən,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-subversion (audio)
variants or anti-subversive
ˌan-tē-səb-ˈvər-siv,
-ziv,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-subversion (audio)
or less commonly antisubversion or antisubversive
: serving or intended to prevent or punish subversive activities
… is perhaps best known for trying to ram an unpopular anti-subversion law through the city legislature in 2003 when she was security chief.The Vancouver (Canada) Province
anti-subversive noun
or less commonly antisubversive
Yet isolationists and antisubversives, more than any other Americans, viewed communism and Soviet imperialism as an indivisible and mortal threat to everything for which America stood. Randall Bennett Woods

Word History

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-subversion was in 1940

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Cite this Entry

“Anti-subversion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-subversion. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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