diversionist


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di·ver·sion·ist

 (dĭ-vûr′zhə-nĭst, -shə-, dī-)
n.
One engaged in diversionary, disruptive, or subversive activities.

diversionist

(daɪˈvɜːʃənɪst)
n
a person involved in diversion or disruption

di•ver•sion•ist

(dɪˈvɜr ʒə nɪst, -ʃə-, daɪ-)

n.
a person engaged in diversionary activities.
[1935–40]
di•ver′sion•ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diversionist - someone who commits sabotage or deliberately causes wrecksdiversionist - someone who commits sabotage or deliberately causes wrecks
ruiner, uprooter, waster, destroyer, undoer - a person who destroys or ruins or lays waste to; "a destroyer of the environment"; "jealousy was his undoer"; "uprooters of gravestones"
sleeper - a spy or saboteur or terrorist planted in an enemy country who lives there as a law-abiding citizen until activated by a prearranged signal
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All state administrators are party members pressured into party affiliation; membership is phrased in the language of 'family' or 'extended lineage,' and those who do not join are scared of being singled out as dissidents bent on a diversionist agenda.
These scholarly or individual ideas might not get substance for diversionist ideas in Pakistan if there were not strong voices and debates within the higher organs of All India Muslim League (AIML), the torch-bearer of demands of Muslims for separate homeland for them.
What even some sections of Western corporate media are not buying anymore are Saudi diversionist tactics about their cheap oil strategy --which has been essentially designed to hurt Iran, and Russia.