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loaded word

A word that carries additional emotional weight or significance—whether positive or negative—beyond its literal meaning. If you want to get into politics, you should always avoid using loaded words that might offend someone unintentionally.
See also: loaded, word
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That word, "lie," is one of the most loaded words in American politics.
I think the whole emotional vocabulary that's used there, loaded words, I don't know who they're describing.
LOADED WORDS comes from a literary and social critic who links language to emotionally- charged insights, and who offerings stirring essays examining belief, language choices, connections between thinking and speech, and more.
In other words, the sentiments of people that are expressed in different forums and platforms have to be respected and instilled into the loaded words of the well-drafted document of perennial relevance.
Return to the Falklands ITV1, 9pm THE Falklands have always been - and certainly to this day remain - very loaded words.
Return to the Falklands (ITV1, Tuesday, 9pm) * 'The Falklands' have always been - and certainly to this day remain - very loaded words, for the likes of Welsh ex-solider Simon Weston and many others.
Return to the Falklands ITV1 Wales, Tuesday, 9pm 'The Falklands' have always been - and certainly to this day remain - very loaded words.
Clearly, in such cases, cinema utilizes already loaded words to build narratives.
All of these are loaded words, calculated to play on people's prejudices, preconceptions, and emotions.
Third, newsrooms need to define loaded words, set policies about how to use them and create guidelines for the use of images, which should be reviewed from time to time.
The bottom line is that Kelly is an underwear model, the two most loaded words in the English language.
While the Chennai police have forwarded the complaint for legal opinion, the issue has divided the literary fraternity on the explicit use of sexually loaded words on blogs and other publications.
Firstly, he refrained from using the loaded words "terrorist" or "terrorism" preferring "extremism" and admitted that post-September 11, 2001, America's government sometimes acted "contrary to our traditions and our ideals.
Firstly, he refrained from using the loaded words 'terrorist' or 'terrorism', preferring 'extremism' and admitted that post-September 11, 2001, America's government sometimes acted "contrary to our traditions and our ideals".
Among the loaded words are development, indigenous knowledge, rights, tradition, truth and reconciliation, and xenophobia.