concessive
adjective Date: 1711 1. denoting concession <
a concessive clause
>
2. making for or being a concession • concessively adverb

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  • Concessive — Con*ces sive, a. [L. concessivus.] Implying concession; as, a concessive conjunction. Lowth. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • concessive — A concessive clause or phrase is one that is typically introduced by a conjunction such as although, but, or though, or by a preposition such as despite or in spite of, and expresses a sense that is contrary to what is expected in the rest of the …   Modern English usage

  • concessive — [kən ses′iv] adj. [LL concessivus] 1. having the character of concession; conceding or tending to concede 2. expressing concession [“though” is a concessive conjunction] …   English World dictionary

  • Concessive — (v. lat.), einräumend …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • concessive — index obsequious, passive, pliant Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • concessive — ● concessif, concessive adjectif (bas latin concessivus) concessive nom féminin (bas latin concessivus) Se dit d une proposition subordonnée indiquant la raison qui pourrait s opposer à l action indiquée par le verbe principal. (Par exemple Il… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • concessive — concession ► NOUN 1) a thing conceded. 2) a reduction in price for a certain category of person. 3) the right to use land or other property for a specified purpose, granted by a government or other controlling body. 4) a commercial operation set… …   English terms dictionary

  • concessive — adj. 1 of or tending to concession. 2 Gram. a (of a preposition or conjunction) introducing a phrase or clause which might be expected to preclude the action of the main clause, but does not (e.g. in spite of, although). b (of a phrase or clause) …   Useful english dictionary

  • concessive — concessively, adv. /keuhn ses iv/, adj. 1. tending or serving to concede. 2. Gram. expressing concession, as the English conjunction though. [1705 15; < LL concessivus. See CONCESSION, IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • concessive — adjective Of, pertaining to, or being a concession; conceding …   Wiktionary

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