Definition of concessive in English:

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Pronunciation: /kənˈsɛsɪv/


1Characterized by or tending to concession: we must look for a more concessive approach
More example sentences
  • Yet they played the best fare on view, but found the Old Leighlin defence in no concessive mood; blocking several shots which could have, in cricket terms, called for a declaration long before the interval.
  • The government's concessive draft for partial opening of the education sector is encountering mounting resistance not only from academic circles but also from civic groups.
  • The mood in the Garden to alien seeds is not concessive but combative.
2 Grammar (Of a preposition or conjunction) introducing a phrase or clause denoting a circumstance which might be expected to preclude the action of the main clause, but does not (e.g. in spite of, although).
Example sentences
  • The final episode started with an explanation for the mystery, but if you thought this was designed to be a closing episode, guess again. and the same thing is also often found with prenominal concessive modifiers.
  • This bleached-out concessive or emphatic as such seems to be what Charles Bernstein meant to use in writing an article entitled " Against National Poetry Month As Such’.
  • Details of the concordance data are given, broken down in broad categories (concessive conjunction bien que, resultative conjunction si bien que, adverb + completive, etc.).
2.1(Of a phrase or clause) introduced by a concessive preposition or conjunction.
Example sentences
  • I don't think I ever read a flame mail where two concessive sentences made any coherent statement that didn't involve the misspelling of the word ‘fag’.
  • Therefore, a concessive clause must be part of a complex sentence with an independent clause.
  • The force of a concessive sentence is thus very different from that of a conditional sentence.

Words that rhyme with concessive

aggressive, compressive, degressive, depressive, digressive, excessive, expressive, impressive, obsessive, oppressive, possessive, progressive, recessive, regressive, repressive, retrogressive, successive, transgressive

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