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Though I referred many dictionaries to find out the meaning of "Connotation".
I can't got it.
So, could you explain its meaning with some few simple examples?
connotation:the feelings or ideas that words give in addition to their meanings.e.g. The word second-hand has connotations of poor quality.
In the example, second-hand literally means 'used' but there is also an implied meaning of poor quality. Second-hand gives the idea of 'poor quality'.
You're very, very, very welcome!
Connotations are the most interesting part of a language, they give additional info and can be means to express your attitude, emotions etc. In addition to Q's I'll give a couple of examples.
You can say
1. His report was quite good.
2. His report was rather good.
The connotation rather conveys can be that the report was better than you expected and you are surprised.
Not only words (one of the synonyms you choose) but grammatical forms have their connotations.
1. Fiona always takes my car. - Neutral - we don't know whether the speaker likes or dislikes that.
2. Fiona is always taking my car. - The speaker is annoyed by the fact.
Again, thanks to Queenbu and Humble.