Origin of adversativeLate Latin adversativus from Classical Latin adversatus, past participle of adversari, to be opposed to from adversus, adverse
Origin of adversativeLatin adversātīvus from adversātus past participle of adversārī to oppose from adversus against ; see adverse .
- (linguistics) Expressing opposition or difference.
- (rare, dated) Something, particularly a clause or conjunction, which is adversative.
From Latin adversativus (“of conjunctions, expressing opposition”)