connotation

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  • noun

Synonyms for connotation

Synonyms for connotation

something, such as a feeling, thought, or idea, associated in one's mind or imagination with a specific person or thing

Synonyms for connotation

what you must know in order to determine the reference of an expression

an idea that is implied or suggested

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Much confusion happens because of understanding meanings of words denotatively, not connotatively.
In the same way that dialect and slang are not rendered, which would have helped to personify the characterizations intended in the English text, some verbs are not fully or connotatively translated, such as a corrupt prison warden who "guffawed" at the plight of his inmates.
I agree with Rushton that the hot-button words he cites can lower the level of discussion if used connotatively, intended to insult or namecall.
As we soon learn, the word "heart" in the story's title is meant to be read denotatively rather than connotatively, referring simply to the physical organ: the very last meaning of the word most readers would expect.
More connotatively, this diversity is emergent as a collage of varied contributors' voices, and it is mirrored in and assimilated through the heterogeneity of their theoretical approaches, agendas, modes of writing, ethnographic styles, and cultural and educational backgrounds.
In Part II, I focus on the various kinds of painful knowledge that hate speech conveys, both denotatively and connotatively, and the various ways such knowledge can be painful.
The word "orientalist," meaning a student of oriental culture, connotatively describes one who recreates the "orient" (e.