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From Latin subjunctīvus (serving to join, connecting, in grammar applies to the subjunctive mode), from subjungere (to add, join, subjoin), from sub (under) + jungere (to join, yoke). See join.

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  • IPA(key): /səbˈd͡ʒʌŋktɪv/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʌŋktɪv

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Examples (usages of verbs inflected in the subjunctive mood)
  • So be it.
  • I wouldn’t do it if I were you.
  • Were I a younger man, I would have fought back.
  • I insisted that he leave immediately.

subjunctive (not comparable)

  1. (grammar, of a verb) Inflected to indicate that an act or state of being is possible, contingent or hypothetical, and not a fact.

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subjunctive (countable and uncountable, plural subjunctives)

  1. (grammar, uncountable) Ellipsis of subjunctive mood.
  2. (countable) A form in the subjunctive mood.

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  1. subjunctive

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  1. vocative masculine singular of subjūnctīvus