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Words with positive & negative connotations

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  1. Mortis New Member

    Ecuador
    Please any one a need some examples.

    words with positive and negative connotations

    I need some examples. words with a positive and negative connotations
     
  2. panjandrum

    panjandrum PongoMod

    Belfast, Ireland
    English-Ireland (top end)
    Hello Mortis, and welcome to WordReference.

    Your question is very general. There are many thousands of words with positive and negative connotations. Could you give us some more information please?
    Why do you need these words?
    Is there some more context you can give?
     
  3. nelliot53

    nelliot53 Senior Member

    Puerto Rico
    Spanish [PR], English [US]
    My contribution: "sanction"
     
  4. Tayllc

    Tayllc Senior Member

    USA, CA
    USA English
    I'm not too such if this is what you are looking for, but here are examples:

    infamous: negative
    bribe:negative
    malicious: negative
    tattle-tale: negative

    secure: positive
    freedom: postive
    vacation: postivive
    relaxation: positve
     
  5. Anais Ninn

    Anais Ninn Senior Member

    London, UK
    Korean
    Here's my list.

    difficult (negative) ------- challenging (positive)
    stingy (negative) -------- economical (positive)
    headstrong (negative) --- determined (positive)
    nitpicking (negative) ----- meticulous (positive)
    astute (negative) -------- sagacious (positive)
    childish (negative) ------- childlike (positive)

    Anais
     
  6. westlake72 New Member

    ENGLISH ENGLISH
    it is important to note that these connotations are often unstable - their status dependent on the grammatical and cultural context of their deployment.

    some obvious examples being:

    communist
    liberal
    insurgent
    gay
    intellectual
    victim
    political
    feminine

    westlake72
     
  7. panjandrum

    panjandrum PongoMod

    Belfast, Ireland
    English-Ireland (top end)
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