- The definition of denotative is showing or indicating.
An example of denotative used as an adjective is in the sentence, "His tapping foot was denotative of his impatience," which means his foot tapping showed that he was impatient.
- denoting; indicative
- of denotation
- denotatively adverb
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- Denoting or naming; designative.
- Specific or direct: denotative and connotative meanings.
- de·noˈta·tive·ly adverb