diversionary

adjective di·ver·sion·ary \ də-ˈvər-zhə-ˌner-ē , dī- , -shə- \
Updated on: 13 May 2018

Definition of diversionary

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

Examples of diversionary in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of diversionary

1846

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


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