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connotation

noun

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an idea or quality that is suggested by a word or thing
  • a word with positive connotations
  • The word "childlike" has connotations of innocence.

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The first known use of connotation was in 1532

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“Connotation.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/connotation. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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