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Related to adversative: adversative conjunction
Expressing antithesis or opposition: the adversative conjunction but.
A word that expresses antithesis or opposition.
[Latin adversātīvus, from adversātus, past participle of adversārī, to oppose, from adversus, against; see adverse.]
(Linguistics) (of a word, phrase, or clause) implying opposition or contrast. But and although are adversative conjunctions introducing adversative clauses
(Linguistics) an adversative word or speech element
ad•ver•sa•tive(ædˈvɜr sə tɪv)
1. expressing contrariety, opposition, or antithesis: “But” is an adversative conjunction.n.
2. an adversative word.
[1525–35; < Late Latin]