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divertive

[ dih-vur-tiv, dahy- ]
/ dɪˈvɜr tɪv, daɪ- /
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adjective
diverting; amusing.
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Origin of divertive

First recorded in 1590–1600; divert + -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM divertive

un·di·ver·tive, adjective
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How to use divertive in a sentence

  • It was clear that for them such an arrival was more divertive than the sharing of a sorrow that scarcely touched their hearts.

    The Guarded Heights|Wadsworth Camp
  • The whole Work being intermix'd with variety of useful and divertive Relations, never before published.

    The Female Wits|Anonymous
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