Translation of subversive in Spanish:


subversivo, adj.

Pronunciation /səbˈvəːsɪv//səbˈvərsɪv/


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    (literature/activity/element) subversivo
    • He has even banned subversive activities such as opera, ballet and the circus.
    • Meanwhile the Directors sought to encourage less subversive cults.
    • I wish I could say that I was involved in subversive terrorist activity while trying to smash a corrupt and evil government.
    • There is an incipiently anarchistic and subversive element to his work.
    • The charges raised against them were political conspiracy with the aim of disrupting the work of the government, as well as subversive propaganda and violent disruption of the state economic order.
    • Two years later, however, the king disbanded the Assembly, accusing some of its members of subversive activities.
    • Morality has been used as a smoke screen for political suppression, since the original target of any state censorship was not sex but politically subversive material/literature.
    • Many of these exiles launched a relentless crusade of anti-Catholic propaganda and subversive literature against Mary, which the government was obliged to suppress or refute as best it could.
    • Even though there are some who may feel sympathetic with the philosophy scholar, it is generally agreed that the scope of his subversive activities against his mother country are too grave to be exonerated.
    • However, other members have continued subversive activities.
    • Then came the fun of the '50s with comic books being called subversive Communist propaganda.
    • But secondly, the movie is very dialectic and remains very subversive, inasmuch as it has sympathy for rebellious characters.
    • In fact, people might be catching on to the scams more frequently these days, which is causing scammers to seek newer and more subversive methods of fooling their prey.
    • Thus we have the makings of a quite subversive literary tradition that seeks to undermine the tightly controlled world of the urban elites.
    • The family has become a subversive institution - almost an underground conspiracy - at war with the state and the state-sponsored culture.
    • Over 60 of its members, including its leader, were arrested and accused of espionage, subversive activities and other crimes.
    • Soon after his release, he was convicted again for subversive activities but managed to escape to Malaysia.
    • But, faced with a deep division in society, the generals regard any influence exerted by alternative tendencies as being subversive and dangerous.
    • To a large extent, the job of a university is to be subversive and provocative, while the job of capitalism is to harness human greed in order to build businesses that employ people and create wealth.
    • Simply put, dominant institutions deploy orthodox strategies and subversive institutions rely on heterodox ones.


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    elemento subversivo masculine