scare quote meaning

  "scare quote" in a sentence
Noun: scare quote
  1. The use of quotation marks to indicate that it is not the authors preferred terminology

Derived forms: scare quotes

Type of: inverted comma [Brit], quotation mark, quote

Encyclopedia: Scare quote

  • no quote:    [Finance]A designa ...
  • quote:    Verb: quote & ...
  • scare:    Verb: scare & ...

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  1. And there is ( notice the scare quotes, though ).
  2. You may too want to dump the " scare quotes ".
  3. The phrase occasionally appears in scare quotes : " targeted therapy ".
  4. We have a passable article on it at Scare quotes.
  5. :BenRG : do you really think those scare quotes are necessary?

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