adversative

adjective ad·ver·sa·tive \ əd-ˈvər-sə-tiv , ad- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of adversative

:expressing antithesis, opposition, or adverse circumstance
  • the adversative conjunction but

adversative

noun

adversatively

adverb

Origin and Etymology of adversative

Middle English adversatyf, borrowed from Late Latin adversātīvus, from Latin adversātus, past participle of adversārī "to act contrary to, oppose" (derivative of adversus adverse) + -īvus -ive


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