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Definition a suggested idea or feeling that goes beyond something's primary meaning — for example determined and stubborn have similar literal meanings, but stubborn suggests that someone is unreasonable
  • We had to fight the connotations that come with hip-hop, like gangs, shootings and drugs. People don't see what a vibrant life force there is in hip-hop.
    James Buckley
  • I told you that was too primitive a word, without the correct connotations.
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • connotations = suggested ideas or feelings that goes beyond something's primary meaning
  • Wiccans still use the term "witch;" though it as a negative connotation to most people.
  • By word and sound, to Jerry, "Mister Haggin" had the same connotation that "God" has to God-worshipping humans.
    London, Jack  --  Jerry of the Islands
  • The brand now has a negative connotation.
  • I don't want to give it a larger connotation than it deserves, for Sophie and Nathan had fled faith.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • —The connotation of the word, Stephen said, is rather vague.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • The liturgy also uses it in its later Russian connotation of lust' and Vice.'
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • They had been diverted from their hereditary connotation to signify impressions for which Nature did not intend them.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d'Urbervilles
  • You could say, Wassup? to ask how somebody is, or the term phat, which has very positive connotations.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • To me the word has a negative connotation.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • I originally called it "The Best Failure Award," but failure has so many negative connotations that students couldn't get past the word itself.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • The word "Catholic" obviously had a negative connotation for Pastor Falk.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Thus the U.S. initials with a dual connotation.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • "Project Elrond" had taken on a dark connotation throughout the Space Center, veiled in secrecy.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • The closest English equivalent would be 'incantation,' but this has a number of incorrect connotations.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • I would have wanted you for eternity, even when the word didn't have quite the same connotations.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • Suddenly the word had a new and immediate connotation.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • They're called shells, which is a slightly derogatory connotation on Luna, so .... well, bioelectrically challenged doesn't sound much better, does it?"
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • Living off of beans is proper English, which brings with it the connotation of higher society, accepted standards, and the status quo.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby

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