concessive

adjective
con·​ces·​sive | \ kən-ˈse-siv How to pronounce concessive (audio) \

Definition of concessive

1 : denoting concession a concessive clause
2 : making for or being a concession

Other Words from concessive

concessively adverb

First Known Use of concessive

1711, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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