denotative denotative

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) having the power of explicitly denoting or designating or naming
  2. (adj) in accordance with fact or the primary meaning of a term

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • Highbrow gobbledygook of the week (from Hemingway: The Writer as Artist, by Professor Carlos Baker of Princeton University): "Despite the insistent, denotative matter-of-factness .
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