Definition of 'connotation'
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Despite the negative connotations, it can be healthy. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The idea that failure doesn't have negative connotations is amazing, because in real life there is no way to move forward without having to deal with failure. The Sun (2016)They are likely to receive a diagnosis that carries strong negative connotations. Trauma and Recovery (1992)The term is not new and it continues to suffer from the negative connotations of information overload. Times, Sunday Times (2012)To chill out and to relax have similar connotations and implications. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The power of the salute has particular connotations within football. Times, Sunday Times (2013)If you have the slightest variation in what you do, it has negative connotations. Times, Sunday Times (2008)For many people, care homes for the elderly have negative connotations. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It obviously does carry some negative connotations, but people are increasingly prepared to buy there. Times, Sunday Times (2007)What did you find out from each about the term's primary meaning and its connotations? Exploring language (6th edn) (1995)It has profoundly negative connotations. Times, Sunday Times (2016)For human beings, though, cleaning has always been overlaid with religious and political connotations. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There is lots of practical advice - spend only cash, and focus on your feelings about money and whether money has negative connotations for you. The Sun (2010)
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Translations for 'connotation'
British English: connotation NOUN
The connotations of a particular word or name are the ideas or qualities which it makes you think of.
It's one of those words that's got so many negative connotations.
Definition of connotation from the Collins English Dictionary
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