diversionary diversionary  /daɪ ˈvɜr ʒə ˌnɛ ri/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) (of tactics e.g.) likely or designed to confuse or deceive

Usage(s):

  1. The amphibious assault was a diversionary tactic intended to fool the Iraqis.
  2. As such, the collection is tight and assured although the unifying themes that Ishiguro signals at the very outset, music and nightfall, prove to be diversionary.
  3. As Marines staged a diversionary attack, besieging nearby Iraqi irregulars, Army Rangers set up a perimeter around the hospital.

News

  • Tarpon Springs cross diving teen gets diversion program in rape case

    One of the teens involved in the botched cross-driving event during last year's Epiphany celebration in Tarpon Springs has entered into a juvenile diversionary program following accusations he raped a 15-year-old girl at a party in April, said his attorney, Dean Tsourakis.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: St. Petersburg Tribune

Quotes

  1. "Hon. members are aware of the prevarication, denial, diversionary tactics and misplaced sense of victimhood which characterised Pakistan's reaction from early days after the Mumbai attack," Mukherjee said. "I do not discount in any way...
    on Feb 13, 2009 By: Pranab Mukherjee Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "This is a diversionary tactic to take the spotlight off of those who conceived, developed and implemented these policies, which all of us long opposed," Ms. Pelosi said.
    on May 14, 2009 By: Nancy Pelosi Source: New York Times

  3. "We've got a policy in place which is based on the best advice we can get," Demetriou said. "It's also a policy which is very similar to the federal government's view on diversionary methods to treat people with illicit drug use. We've got...
    on Mar 22, 2007 By: Andrew Demetriou Source: Bay Post/Moruya Examiner

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