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Meaning of ADVERSATIVE

Pronunciation:  ad'vursutiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  expressing antithesis or opposition; "the adversative conjunction `but' in `poor but happy'"
 

ADVERSATIVE is a 11 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: disjunctive, oppositive
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ad*ver"sa*tive\, a. [L. adversativus, fr.
    adversari.]
    Expressing contrariety, opposition, or antithesis; as, an
    adversative conjunction (but, however, yet, etc. ); an
    adversative force. -- {Ad*ver"sa*tive*ly}, adv.
    
    
  2. \Ad*ver"sa*tive\, n.
    An adversative word. --Harris.
    
    
 

 

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