Definition of subversion in English:

subversion

noun

mass noun
  • The undermining of the power and authority of an established system or institution.

    ‘the ruthless subversion of democracy’
    ‘an 11-year sentence for inciting subversion’
    count noun ‘subversions of conventional morality’
    • ‘If those protests lead to constitutionally questionable successions, it becomes a subversion of democracy.’
    • ‘The director's subversion of the hero myth is spelled out clearly by the contrast between the movie's two parts.’
    • ‘Even women starting to wear trousers was an act of subversion.’
    • ‘The artist's show of drawings and paper constructions continued his sly, joyous subversion of traditional mediums.’
    • ‘While McCarthyism rooted out political subversion, science and the media worked to instill proper gender roles.’

Pronunciation

subversion

/səbˈvəːʃ(ə)n/