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

Definition of ADVERSATIVE

:  expressing antithesis, opposition, or adverse circumstance <the adversative conjunction but>
adversative noun
ad·ver·sa·tive·ly adverb

First Known Use of ADVERSATIVE

15th century


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