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noun

the emotional connotation of a word or expression that is used instead of one having a similar meaning but less affective quality, as the connotation of “murder” when used instead of “homicide” or “drunk” instead of “inebriated.”

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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.

Origin of emotive meaning

First recorded in 1940–45
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