Noun Adversative Definition and Examples


Noun:

Adversative

Pronunciation:

/ədˈvəːsətɪv/

Definition:
1.

adjective

(of a word or phrase) expressing opposition or antithesis.
  1. 'Davie qualifies bold assertions and subordinate escape-clauses, paradoxical epithets and sentences opening with an adversative link.'
  2. 'In Russian, there are three adversative conjunctions.'
((n.) An adversative word.)


Origin:
Late Middle English: from French adversatif, -ive or late Latin adversativus, from Latin adversari ‘oppose’, from adversus (see adverse).

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