Definition of diversionary
: tending to draw attention away from the principal concern : being a diversion
Examples of diversionary in a Sentence
This is nothing more than a diversionary tactic to distract attention from the issues.
Recent Examples of diversionary from the Web
As thousands of people flee, the gunman is seen torching gambling tables and slot machines, setting fires police believe were meant as a diversionary tactic to allow his escape.
Burning the casino could be a diversionary tactic for his escape.
The fires were most likely a diversionary tactic while the gunman robbed the casino, Mr. Albayalde said.
As OregonLive celebrates its 20th anniversary this weekend, the site is no longer a diversionary side project or strange step child to a much larger newspaper.
Is in-class pizza so normal in US schools that it can be used as a diversionary tactic?
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First Known Use of diversionary
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Definition of diversionary for English Language Learners
: tending or intended to take attention away from someone or something important
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