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English definition of “in inverted commas”

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.InterjectionsSounds used as interjections
(Definition of in inverted commas from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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