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Definition of "adversarial" []

  • Relating to or characteristic of an adversary; involving antagonistic elements: "the chasm between management and labor in this country, an often needlessly adversarial . . . atmosphere” ( Steve Lohr). (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "adversarial" in a sentence
  • "SWEENEY: And what's brought about the change in this evolvement of what you call adversarial journalism in Egypt?"
  • "The former DOJ lawyers advocated for a crime to be committed, The current DOJ lawyers advocated for the defense in adversarial proceedings."
  • "Speaking in adversarial tone about the the post and duty of President may gain you the staunch support of the Republican base in your goal to clinch the party Presidential normination; however, such rhetorics while common in the political arena, will push away the moderate voters."