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Connotation vs. Denotation. Almost every word has two kinds of meanings… Denotation: the straightforward dictionary definition Connotation: the ideas and feelings associated with the word. There are three types of connotations:. a. POSITIVE – a good thing b. NEGATIVE – a bad thing

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Connotation vs. Denotation

Almost every word has two kinds of meanings…

Denotation:

the straightforward dictionary definition

Connotation:

the ideas and feelings associated with the word


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There are three types of connotations:

a. POSITIVE – a good thing

b. NEGATIVE – a bad thing

c. NEUTRAL- not good or bad; indifferent; used when you or the author don’t want to show strong emotions either way


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Practice

For the following pairs of terms, write a short explanation of why you might like to be described by one term, but not the other. Also, identify whether the word you picked has a positive, negative or neutral connotation.

  • firm or stubborn

  • flexible or wishy-washy

  • original or weird

  • scholar or bookworm

  • arrogant or proud


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