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CONNOTATIVE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does connotative mean? 

CONNOTATIVE (adjective)
  The adjective CONNOTATIVE has 1 sense:

1. having the power of implying or suggesting something in addition to what is explicit

  Familiarity information: CONNOTATIVE used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONNOTATIVE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Having the power of implying or suggesting something in addition to what is explicit

Similar:

connotational; connotative of (of or relating to a connotation)

implicative; suggestive (tending to suggest or imply)

inferential (derived or capable of being derived by inference)

intensional (used of the set of attributes that distinguish the referents of a given word)

Also:

implicit; inexplicit (implied though not directly expressed; inherent in the nature of something)

Antonym:

denotative (having the power of explicitly denoting or designating or naming)


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