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Definition of "concessive" []

  • Of the nature of or containing a concession. (adjective)
  • Grammar Expressing concession, as the conjunction though. (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 "concessive" in a sentence
  • "Wherever they're on the back foot, they suddenly become very friendly, very concessive and very tolerant."
  • "AG: I welcome tremendously the concessive and inclusive attitude of people who have a faith and say they want to co-exist with other people who have [no] faith, [who] cherry-pick the best bits of their religion and leave the undesirable bits, the anti-gay, the anti-women, the burn-them-at-the-stake bits."
  • "‘Though’ has other roles than that of concessive subordinator which it shares with ‘although’."
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