What does scare quote mean?

Definitions for scare quote

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scare quote(noun)

    the use of quotation marks to indicate that it is not the authors preferred terminology


  1. scare quote(Noun)

    A quotation mark deliberately used to provoke a reaction or to indicate that the author does not approve of the term, rather than to identify a direct quotation.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scare quote in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scare quote in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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