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Definition of Connotation

Connotation

  1. The act of connoting; a making known or designating something additional; implication of something more than is asserted.

Connotation Quotations

I don't follow anything blindly. I have to know the entire thing, if I have to get in to it. It might sound funny to you, but it's like using English language. I use an English word only when I know its meaning and understand its connotation. You won't hear me say, 'What's up, dude' or anything like that just for the heck of it.
Kailash Kher

The ambiguities of language, both in terms of vocabulary and syntax, are fascinating: how important connotation is, what is lost and what is gained in the linguistic transition.
Marilyn Hacker

For those of us in the financial world, Black Friday has a strong negative connotation, referring to a stock market catastrophe.
Mark Skousen

Whenever I hear someone describe something as a 'kids movie' or a 'family movie,' it immediately has a negative connotation in my mind because I think, 'Well, as an adult, I wouldn't go see it by myself, because it's purely for children and it holds nothing for me and it's simplistic and it's kind of easy.'
Steve Carell

The name 'reservation' has a negative connotation among Native Americans - an intern camp of sorts.
John Russell
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Connotation Translations

connotation in German is Nebenbedeutung
connotation in Swedish is speciell betydelse, bibetydelse
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