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

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Other Words from concessive

concessively adverb

Examples of concessive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Soon afterwards, the two students told the CU Independent that DiStefano had emailed them, again making concessive noises. Spencer Case, National Review, "The Abusive-Boyfriend Left," 20 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of concessive

1711, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of concessive was in 1711

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1 Sep 2020

Cite this Entry

“Concessive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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