In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- While these examples have obvious connotations, some words are ambiguous.
- Our society often attaches a negative connotation to the word ‘game.’
- They claim that they are cleansing the word of its negative connotations so that racists can no longer use it to hurt blacks.
- The word carries connotations that we believe are out of keeping with our current knowledge about many kinds of kidney problems.
- Ostensibly neutral, each of these words has a positive connotation in the American political lexicon.
- In spite of the negative connotations contained in the word there are good meanings that should be pondered.
- The word home, for instance, by denotation means only a place where one lives, but by connotation it suggests security, love, comfort, and family.
- Leaving aside the religious connotations of the word, an idol in the realm of pop culture is someone that people look up to and engage with.
- I use the word in its connotation of an unimpaired or uncorrupted state of affairs.
- But the connotations of the word in English are not completely absent from these images.
- Certainly, there are marked, and perhaps primary, political connotations to such myths.
- Some of their words seemed to carry connotations that I was never able to recognize.
- The word carries serious negative connotations that stretch back to the days of colonial Africa.
- But, given the creative skills and imagination of our tinsel town copywriters, the word takes a different connotation altogether.
- Wouldn't you have to abandon any swear words with sexual connotations to maintain a consistent position?
- Like his other performance work, the idea is elegantly simple and full of connotation.
- ‘Dilettante’ is not a word with a positive connotation in most circles, whereas ‘purist’ is, I think.
- Thus the word carries a connotation of some physical use of the property by the tenant for the purposes of his business.
- The author criticizes conservatives for attaching a negative connotation of the word ‘liberal’ which he says actually symbolizes progress.
- The word is often used pejoratively and has similar negative connotations to the word ‘witch’ in medieval Europe.
- ‘Sanctity’ is a word with a religious connotation; it means ‘holy or religiously sacred.’
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Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.