oppositive

adjective

op·​pos·​i·​tive
əˈpäzətiv,
-ətiv
: tending to oppose : functioning in the expression of contrariety
oppositively
-ə̇vlē
-li
adverb

Word History

Etymology

Latin oppositus (past participle of opponere to set against) + English -ive

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“Oppositive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oppositive. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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