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What is the implied meaning of a word?

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October 27, 2009 5:29PM

Implied meaning is a meaning that isn't explicitly stated. So an implied meaning question is something like 'Aren't you a little chilly in that outfit?' It sounds like you're just concerned for the person's health, but the implied meaning can be something rude like 'Slutting it up a little in that skirt, aren't ya Sparky?'

YOu might be looking for the word "connotation."