adversative

[ad-vur-suh-tiv]
adjective
1.
expressing contrariety, opposition, or antithesis: “But” is an adversative conjunction.
noun
2.
an adversative word or proposition.

Origin:
1525–35; < Late Latin adversātīvus, equivalent to adversāt(us) (past participle of adversārī to resist; see adverse, -ate1) + -īvus -ive

adversatively, adverb
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adversative (ədˈvɜːsətɪv)
 
adj
1.  (of a word, phrase, or clause) implying opposition or contrast. But and although are adversative conjunctions introducing adversative clauses
 
n
2.  an adversative word or speech element

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Mediation is less costly and adversative than a due process hearing and is completely voluntary for both parties.
For example, the conjunctions however and despite the fact that can be used to reflect adversative relations.
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