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adjective as in adversarial

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Without the adversative, the colon is to be preferred: "Prosperity showeth vice: adversity, virtue."

Another example is, "Only the star dazzles; the planet has a faint, moon-like ray" (adversative).

They are sometimes adversative; sometimes they are simply cumulative.

The que here has a slight adversative force, as is often the case with et.

But the conjunction is often omitted in copulative and adversative clauses, as in Sec.

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On this page you'll find 5 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to adversative, such as: antagonistic, adverse, antipathetic, and opposed.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.