Definition of Subjunctive

1. Noun. A mood that represents an act or state (not as a fact but) as contingent or possible.

Exact synonyms: Subjunctive Mood
Generic synonyms: Modality, Mode, Mood



2. Adjective. Relating to a mood of verbs. "Subjunctive verb endings"
Category relationships: Grammar
Partainyms: Subjunctive Mood

Definition of Subjunctive

1. a. Subjoined or added to something before said or written.

2. n. The subjunctive mood; also, a verb in the subjunctive mood.

Definition of Subjunctive

1. Adjective. (context: grammar of a verb) inflected to indicate that an act or state of being is possible, contingent or hypothetical, and not a fact. English examples include ''so '''be''' it''; ''I wouldn’t if I '''were''' you''; '''''were''' I a younger man, I would fight back''; ''I asked that he '''leave'''''. ¹

2. Noun. (context: grammar uncountable) The subjunctive mood. ¹

3. Noun. (context: countable) A form in the subjunctive mood. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Subjunctive

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Subjunctive

subjoining
subjoins
subjugable
subjugal
subjugate
subjugated
subjugates
subjugating
subjugation
subjugations
subjugator
subjugators
subjunct
subjunction
subjunctions
subjunctive (current term)
subjunctive mood
subjunctive moods
subjunctively
subjunctives
subkey
subkeys
subkiloton
subkingdom
subkingdom Metazoa
subkingdom Parazoa
subkingdoms
sublacune
sublacustric
sublacustrine

Literary usage of Subjunctive

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Grammar of the German Language: Designed for a Thoro and Practical Study by George Oliver Curme (1922)
"In the following discussion this subjunctive is treated under the head of the ... This subjunctive of indirect statement should not be confounded with the ..."

2. Allen and Greenough's New Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges: Founded on by Joseph Henry Allen, James Bradstreet Greenough, Benjamin Leonard D'Ooge (1903)
"The subjunctive in general expresses the verbal idea -with some ... For the special idiomatic uses of the subjunctive in Apodosis, see § 514. 6. ..."

3. Allen and Greenough's New Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges: Founded on by Joseph Henry Allen, James Bradstreet Greenough (1916)
"The subjunctive in general expresses the verbal idea with some ... For the special idiomatic uses of the subjunctive in Apodosis, see § 514. b. ..."

4. A Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges by Albert Harkness (1886)
"The Latin subjunctive' has two principal uses— I. It may represent an action as ... TENSES IN THE subjunctive do not designate the time of the action so ..."

5. Allen and Greenough's New Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges: Founded on by Joseph Henry Allen, James Bradstreet Greenough, Benjamin Leonard D'Ooge (1903)
"The subjunctive in general expresses the verbal idea with some ... For the special idiomatic uses of the subjunctive in Apodosis, see § 514. b. ..."

6. A Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges by Albert Harkness (1892)
"477 The Latin subjunctive ' has two principal uses— I. It may represent an action ... TENSES IN THE subjunctive do not designate the time of the action so ..."

7. A Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges by Albert Harkness (1881)
"The Latin subjunctive * has two principal uses— I. It may represent an action as ... TENSES IN THE subjunctive do not designate the time of the action so ..."

8. Cornell Studies in Classical Philology by Cornell University, Friedrich Solmsen (1901)
"THE ORIGINAL FORCE OF THE LATIN subjunctive. That the inflectional forms which we call subjunctive are historically the result of a fusion of Indo-European ..."

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