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English definition of “in inverted commas”

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in inverted commas

used in spoken English after a word or phrase to show that it has not been used accurately or that the opposite meaning is intended: Sick prisoners in the camp were "cared for", in inverted commas, by guards, not nurses.
Translations of “in inverted commas”
in Chinese (Traditional) 加引號的,所謂的(表示使用不正確或意思相反)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 加引号的,所谓的(表示使用不正确或意思相反)…
(Definition of in inverted commas from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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