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adversative

ad·ver·sa·tive

adversative

 
pronunciation:
d vr s tihv
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition: in grammar, indicating opposition or contrast.
an adversative conjunction
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an adversative word or phrase, such as "but" or "on the contrary".
derivation: adversatively (adv.)
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