con·​no·​ta·​tive | \ ˈkä-nə-ˌtā-tiv How to pronounce connotative (audio) , kə-ˈnō-tə-tiv How to pronounce connotative (audio) \

Definition of connotative

1 : connoting or tending to connote
2 : relating to connotation

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Other Words from connotative

connotatively adverb

Examples of connotative in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That may be because the connotative force of the word is outstripping the academic meaning of the word. Kory Stamper, The Cut, "A Brief, Convoluted History of the Word ‘Intersectionality’," 9 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of connotative

1614, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Connotative.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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