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noun [singular] linguistics subjunctive pronunciation in British English /səbˈdʒʌŋktɪv/
  1. the form of a verb that is used for expressing doubts and wishes. For example, in the sentenceI wish I were taller’, ‘were’ is in the subjunctive. The indicative is used for making statements and asking questions about facts, and the imperative is used for telling someone to do something.

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 subjunctive pronunciation in British English adjective

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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