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    #1

    figurative and/or connotative

    hi,
    Are these two words sinonimous? Or have they different meaning?
    figurative meaning
    connotative meaning

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    Re: figurative and/or connotative

    A connotative meaning is one that is implied by, and additional to the exact meaning of a word or phrase. For instance, if I say that someone is overweight, the exact meaning is that he weighs more than he should. That word does not have a clear connotation. If I say that someone is fat then that word has the connotation that he is unattractive and remarkably overweight.

    A figurative meaning is one that covers exaggerations like: "He's as big as a house," or "He must weigh a ton."


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    Re: figurative and/or connotative

    Absolutely agree

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