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  • n. Plural form of connotation.


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  • Formula despite its bad connotations is not a four-letter word.

    Formula for Disaster

  • The essay argues that the dynamics of the subject, as conceptualized especially by Kant, are such that the word "subjectvity," with its psychological and individualistic connotations, is inadequate to them.

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  • I actually think questioning the fundamental purpose of giving students feedback by focusing on the automatic use of red and its negative connotations is bold and creative, but to listen to some of the comments that (rare) context-missing article provoked you wonder why anyone should bother being creative when the world is generally so blinkered and unwilling to accept that they are not experts in everything.

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  • Originally an onomatopoeic description of anyone who spoke a non-Greek, unintelligible language, barbaros came to acquire the pejorative connotations of "barbarous" and "barbaric".

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  • The term '' '9 / 11 conspiracy theory' '' applies all the pejorative connotations of the phrase "[[conspiracy theory]]" to alternative theories of the terrorist attacks of September

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  • There's also been discussion of how the pejorative connotations of "vanity" distort the discourse.

    Writer Beware Blogs!

  • Alex: In any case, I don’t know the connotations of the German words well enough, so let’s just speak about the Tibetan.

    The Mechanism of Karma: The Mahayana Presentation, Except for Gelug Prasangika ��� Session One: Clearing Away Extraneous Conceptions about Karma

  • You can sink down on your haunches, which is a little archaic but can be used in fantasy I suppose, though I'm not sure what the connotations are there.


  • The term "loyalist" carries pejorative connotations in Northern Ireland.

    Tony Blair: The Next Labour Prime Minister?

  • The word evoked connotations of an elite society in which Khalil was an esteemed member.

    Stealing Candy


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