impinge

Ted Brasil

Senior Member
Italian
Hello,

I was wondering whether the verb impinge has just a negative connotation. Many dictionaries say so, but I found many instances in which this negative value is not so apparent.

Thanks

Ted
 
  • Scholiast

    Senior Member
    Greetings

    I am surprised to learn that "many" dictionaries give "impinge" an exclusively negative nuance (which dictionaries?). This is certainly not necessarily so. While it is probably true to say that it would seldom be used in the positive sense of "to have a beneficial influence" on something, it can certainly be entirely objective or neutral.

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