• synonyms


[kon-uh-tey-tiv, kuh-noh-tuh-]
See more synonyms for connotative on Thesaurus.com
  1. (of a word or expression) signifying or suggestive of an associative or secondary meaning in addition to the primary meaning: A connotative word such as “steely” would never be used when referring to a woman.
Show More
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for connotative

meaning, referring, suggesting, implying

Examples from the Web for connotative

Historical Examples of connotative

  • Proper names, on the other hand, though concrete, are not connotative.

    Analysis of Mr. Mill's System of Logic

    William Stebbing

  • This is still more the case in propositions with connotative subjects.

  • The collective name is then "connotative" of the common characters of the collection.

  • Known sometimes as the Connotative or the Denotative-Connotative view.

  • It has been seen that all concrete general names are connotative.