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Adversative Conjunction

Definition of the noun adversative conjunction

What does adversative conjunction mean as a name of something?


  1. the conjunctive relation of units that expresses the opposition of their meanings
    • lexical domain: Relations - nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas
    • more generic word: conjunction = the grammatical relation between linguistic units (words or phrases or clauses) that are connected by a conjunction

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Google previewThe Wordsworth Dictionary of Modern English Grammar (2001)

Grammar, Syntax and Style for the 21st Century by Ned Halley

but The main adversative conjunction, and the one much to be preferred over the unwieldy 'however.' The convention that it is incorrect to begin a sentence with 'But' has, happily, failed to make it into the 2 ist ...

Google previewVines Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

by W.E Vine, Rev Terry Kulakowski, Editor

usually related to an adversative conjunction or particle, like , in the following clause, which is placed in opposition to it. Frequently it is untranslatable ; ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language: an Anthology (2006)

an Anthology by Samuel Johnson

But is an adversative conjunction. To ADVERTI'se. v.a. [ advertir ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia perthensis, or, Universal dictionary of the arts, sciences, literature, etc. : intended to supersede the use of other books of reference (1816)

But is an adversative conjunction. ADVERSATOR, in antiquity, a servant who attended rich men in returning from supper, to give them notice of any obstacles in the way, at which they might be apt to stumble. □ • ADVERSE, adj. [adverfus, Lat.] ...

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