What are negative connotations?

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A connotation is an idea or impression you take away from something that isnโ€™t its literal meaning. So for example if someone is a guest in your home the connotations are positive. A guest implies they are welcome and they are wanted there. The word intruder has negative connotations as it suggests that the person shouldnโ€™t be in the house. A negative connotation is a bad impression given by a word or phrase.

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