5 Answered Questions for the topic Connotation
What are the connotations of a "foot-washing baptist"?
In the book, *To Kill a Mockingbird*, the foot-washing baptists seem to be painted by Miss Maudie to be evil and to have a strict adherence to the "cleanliness of the soul." When Scout asks Miss... more
What are the connotations of "there" in "hello/hi there"?
I'm an ESL speaker and I'm not completely familiar with the underlying meaning conveyed when adding *there* to a greeting such as > Hello there compared to just > Hello (punctuation... more
Is "selbstbewusst" a negative word?
Sometimes I see translations of *selbstbewusst* as *confident*, *arrogant* or *selfish*. I would like to know if this word has a negative or positive denotation. If I call someone of... more
To a degree vs. "to an extent"?
Is there a measurable difference in meaning between the phrases "to a degree" and "to an extent" (or "to some degree" and "to some extent")?Examples: * To [some degree / some extent] that is a... more