Adjective "denotative" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


  1. 'Provocations include not only the lack of grammar, but highly disjunctive and often obscure use of line breaks which abandon denotative and connotative functions of words in favour of half swallowed or choked sounds.'
  2. 'Stories are never just arguments; they work most effectively by being neither didactic nor definitive: they attract and hold our attention because they are connotative not denotative.'


1. having power to denote.

2. denoting or tending to denote: the denotative meaning of a word.

More examples(as adjective)

"ways can be denotative."

"levels can be denotative."

"careers can be denotative."