connotative

adjective
con·no·ta·tive | \ˈkä-nə-ˌtā-tiv, kə-ˈnō-tə-tiv \

Definition of connotative 

1 : connoting or tending to connote

2 : relating to connotation

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connotatively adverb

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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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