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Is there another way of saying positive or negative connotation? e.g. The positive 'happy' contrasts with the negative 'sad'.

  • One way might be to stop thinking mathematically when speaking or writing English. – WS2 Apr 3 '15 at 9:02
  • "to stop thinking mathematically when speaking or writing English" would be a huge mistake. – Blessed Geek Apr 3 '15 at 9:31
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I think overtone may fit:

  • (usually plural) an ulterior implicit meaning or quality; "overtones of despair"

  • an additional, usu. implicit meaning or quality.

(TFD)

  • I like this one. – singleword Apr 3 '15 at 10:50

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