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adjective as in denotative

adjective as in denotive

adjective as in designative

adjective as in designatory

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David Foster Wallace even named a chapter in his tome Brief Interviews with Hideous Men “Signifying Nothing.”

It was a cosmic rout, signifying the end of an order, even the death of Spanish football as it is currently played.

The city roiled with place names signifying race trouble: Bensonhurst, Howard Beach, the Central Park Jogger, Crown Heights.

So instead, Republican senators have launched an attack on Hagel filled with sound and fury but signifying very little.

If the Arabs had just accepted Zionism (signifying their own dispossession), then World War II might have turned out differently.

It is not simply acquiescing in that Covenant in the heart, but signifying that acquiescence in a positive service.

The prophet sends chains to divers kings, signifying that they must bend their necks under the yoke of the king of Babylon.

The acceptance of a bill is the signifying by the drawee that he has assented to the drawer's order, and must be in writing.

Bearo, first signifying the grove itself, might easily come to mark the shelter which the grove afforded.

These streams are also variously interpreted as signifying the four evangelists, and the four rivers of paradise.


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On this page you'll find 115 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to signifying, such as: denotive, denoting, designatory, expressed, implying, and indicative.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.