Discrétive. adj. [discretus, Latin.]
- [In logick.] Discretive propositions are such wherein various, and seemingly opposite judgements are made, whose variety or distinction is noted by the particles but, tho', yet, &c. as, travellers may change their climate, but not their temper: Job was patient, tho' his grief was great. Watts's Logic.
- [In grammar.] Discretive conjunctions are such as imply opposition; as, not a man but a beast.