One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
That has the capacity for animadversion; specifically (in early use) perceptive, percipient, (in later use) critical, hostile.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Henry More (1614–1687), philosopher, poet, and theologian. From classical Latin animadvers-, past participial stem of animadvertere animadvert + -ive. Compare post-classical Latin animadversivus. Compare earlier animadvert, animadversion, animadversor.
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