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adversative

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adjective ad·ver·sa·tive \əd-ˈvər-sə-tiv, ad-\

Definition of adversative

  1. :  expressing antithesis, opposition, or adverse circumstance <the adversative conjunction but>

adversative

noun

adversatively

adverb


15th Century

First Known Use of adversative

15th century


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