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connotative +‎ -ly


connotatively (comparative more connotatively, superlative most connotatively)

  1. In a way that connotes.
    Antonym: denotatively
    • 1878, Shadworth Hollway Hodgson, The philosophy of reflection, volume 1, page 9:
      We use words either denotatively or connotatively; denotatively when a word is used as a mere mark or sign to point out which thing of all possible things we mean to speak of, and connotatively when it is used to point out a supposed characteristic of the thing denoted.