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ADVERSATIVE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does adversative mean? 

ADVERSATIVE (adjective)
  The adjective ADVERSATIVE has 1 sense:

1. expressing antithesis or opposition

  Familiarity information: ADVERSATIVE used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ADVERSATIVE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Expressing antithesis or opposition

Synonyms:

adversative; oppositive

Context example:

the adversative conjunction 'but' in 'poor but happy'

Similar:

disjunctive (serving or tending to divide or separate)


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