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 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)

Sense 1adversative [BACK TO TOP]


Expressing antithesis or opposition


adversative; oppositive

Context example:

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


disjunctive (serving or tending to divide or separate)

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