[ kon-uh-tey-tiv, kuh-noh-tuh- ]
/ ˈkɒn əˌteɪ tɪv, kəˈnoʊ tə- /


(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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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