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- 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.