oppositive

adjective
op·​pos·​i·​tive | \ əˈpäzətiv, -ətiv \

Definition of oppositive

: tending to oppose : functioning in the expression of contrariety

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Other Words from oppositive

oppositively \ -​ə̇vlē , -​li \ adverb

History and Etymology for oppositive

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 25 Jul. 2021.

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