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Antonym vs. Connotation

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Antonymnoun

(semantics) A word which has the opposite meaning of another word.

‘“rich” is an antonym of “poor”; “full” is an antonym of “empty”’;

Connotationnoun

(semantics) A meaning of a word or phrase that is suggested or implied, as opposed to a denotation, or literal meaning. A characteristic of words or phrases, or of the contexts that words and phrases are used in.

‘The connotations of the phrase "you are a dog" are that you are physically unattractive or morally reprehensible, not that you are a canine.’;

Antonymnoun

A word that describes one end of a scale, while its opposite describes the other end, such as large versus small; a gradable antonym.

Connotationnoun

(logic) The attribute or aggregate of attributes connoted by a term, contrasted with denotation.

‘The two expressions "the morning star" and "the evening star" have different connotations but the same denotation (i.e. the planet Venus).’;

Antonymnoun

A word of opposite meaning; a counterterm; - used as a correlative of synonym.

Connotationnoun

The act of connoting; a making known or designating something additional; implication of something more than is asserted.

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Antonymnoun

two words that express opposing concepts;

‘to him the opposite of gay was depressed’;

Connotationnoun

a meaning implied but not explicitly denoted by some word or expression, which may be understood in addition to the explicit primary meaning.

Connotationnoun

the full set of necessary properties possessed by all the objects within the extension of a term; the intensional meaning of a term, which determines the objects to which the term applies; the intension of a term.

Connotationnoun

what you must know in order to determine the reference of an expression

Connotationnoun

an idea that is implied or suggested

Connotation

A connotation is a commonly understood cultural or emotional association that any given word or phrase carries, in addition to its explicit or literal meaning, which is its denotation. A connotation is frequently described as either positive or negative, with regard to its pleasing or displeasing emotional connection.

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