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A connotation is a commonly understood cultural or emotional association that some word or phrase carries, in addition to its explicit or literal meaning. ... It is often useful to avoid words with strong connotations (especially pejorative or ... A word's denotation is the collection of things it refers to; its connotation is what it ...

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The connotative meaning of a word refers to what it suggests aboutsomething.

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Connotative definition, (of a word or expression) signifying or suggestive of an associative or secondary meaning in addition to the primary meaning: A ...

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Connotation definition, the associated or secondary meaning of a word or expression in addition to its explicit or primary meaning: A possible connotation of “home” is “a place of ... connotative (ˈkɒnəˌteɪtɪv; kəˈnəʊtə-), connotive, adjective

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The denotation of a word refers to its literal meaning-the definition you find in the dictionary. In other words, denotative meaning of a word is its direct, explicit ...

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The connotative meaning of a word refers to the feeling that a word invokes. This differs from its dictionary definition, which is called its "denotative" meaning.

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You can contrast connotation with the denotative value of a word, its more literal meaning, and ... refers to the literal meaning of a word, the 'dictionary definition.'.

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The denotation of a word is its explicit definition as listed in a dictionary. ... All these words refer to the same thing, but each elicits a different association in the  ...

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Related to Denotative meaning: dictionary ... direct or specific meaning of a word or expression; the class of objects that an expression refers to; "the extension of ...

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Feb 11, 2005 ... In other words, a denotation is the actual meaning of the word ... the denotative level, because a word can have multiple denotations. ... Connotation refers to the emotional or psychological associations a word carries with it.