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Definition of the adjective adversative

What does adversative mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. expressing antithesis or opposition
    • example: the adversative conjunction `but' in `poor but happy'
    • synonym of adversative: oppositive
    • similar: disjunctive

Definition of the noun adversative

What does adversative mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: adversatives

  1. [rare, dated] Something, particularly a clause or conjunction, which is adversative.

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Google previewAdvances in Generative Lexicon Theory (2012)

by James Pustejovsky, Pierrette Bouillon, Hitoshi Isahara, Kyoko Kanzaki, Chungmin Lee

Indirect passives are often called adversative passives because it is often the case that the new subject (e.g. Taro in (6b) or Hanako in (7b)) is adversely affected by the event denoted by the active counterpart. The idea that is widely accepted ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1842)

Of these disjunctives some are simple and some adversative: Simple, as when we say, “ either it is day or it is ...

Google previewThe Cyclopædia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature (1819)

by Abraham Rees

ADVERSATIVE, in Grammeir, a Word or particle. that expresses not only some difference, but some opposition, between what goes before and what follows. Adversative disiunctives are distinguished from those that are denominated simple in ...

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Adversative Meaning

Video shows what adversative means. Expressing opposition or difference.. Adversative Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary. How to say ...

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Scrabble value of A1D2V4E1R1S1A1T1I1V4E1

The value of this 11-letter word is 18 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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