A deliberate and underhanded effort to defeat or do harm to an endeavor
"I don't know the extent of the Others' subversion," Jonny admitted at last.
They view individual liberty as a threat, new political ideas as subversion, and political opposition as treason.
The system was thus shown, apart from unknown agencies of subversion, to be constructed for indefinite permanence.
The Mahommedans are chiefly the descendants of the Pathans who took refuge in Orissa after the subversion of their kingdom in Bengal by the Moguls in the 16th century.
The examples above demonstrate the unique confluence of humor, fearless truth telling, and political subversion which distinguishes the Cynic way of living.