adversative

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin adversativus (of conjunctions, expressing opposition)

Adjective[edit]

adversative (not comparable)

  1. (linguistics) Expressing opposition or difference.
    • 1992, Raymond F. Collins, Divorce in the New Testament‎, page 155:
      In Matthew's Q-source, this short sentence may have been introduced by the strong adversative conjunction, "but" (alla).

Noun[edit]

adversative (plural adversatives)

  1. (rare, dated) Something, particularly a clause or conjunction, which is adversative.