adversative asyndeton


noun Rhetoric.

a staccato effect produced by omitting adversative connectives from between two or more items forming a group, as in “I liked all there was to buy in the store … I didn't get anything.”

Nearby words

  1. advergame,
  2. adversarial,
  3. adversary,
  4. adversaryism,
  5. adversative,
  6. adverse,
  7. adverse possession,
  8. adverse pressure gradient,
  9. adverse reaction,
  10. adverse selection


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