connotative

[kon-uh-tey-tiv, kuh-noh-tuh-]

adjective

(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.

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meaning, referring, suggesting, implying

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