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loaded question

A question heavy with meaning or emotional impact, as in When he inquired after Helen's ex-husband, that was a loaded question. This term employs loaded in the sense of "charged with hidden implication." [Mid-1900s]
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It was a loaded question, with politicians wanting to probe whether banks are eyeing properties for repossession -- a controversial issue.
Just a few months ago, he answered a loaded question by a fan who asked him who he preferred to bed between Meisha Tate and Ronda Rousey by picturing a threesome with the attractive female talents.
And, of course, the most loaded question of all: What if there's no justice for Michael Brown?
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This is the loaded question I have asked many around Bahrain and have feverishly 'Googled' in order to take out the guesswork and list some important things to consider when preparing for this highly-anticipated sporting (and fashion) event.
When asked by CNN whether he sup ports the Affordable Care Act in its entirety, Sellers first chuckled and said, "That's a loaded question.
Consider the loaded question that allegedly supports this last point: "I am going to read you the opinions of two people.
It's a loaded question because, in examining the motives, it's difficult not to sympathize with the protagonists.
What is the best way to counter a loaded question about whether more time for study might have produced more accurate testimony?
It's a loaded question that deserves a straightforward answer.
Surely this is a loaded question, since it can be interpreted as having several intrinsically related and explosive implications.
THE PRESIDENT: Because you gave me a loaded question, you know.
Answer that, Mr Prime Minister - and not with a bullying, hectoring, lying, canting, gloating, sneering, loudmouthed, snooty, politically loaded question, if you please.
LORD Freud, the Tory Welfare Minister at the centre of a row over pay for the disabled, was answering a mildly loaded question, and although somewhat 'clumsy,' I interpreted his answer as coming from a caring human being who was not quantifying a person's worth, but rather how as a society could we bring inclusion and self-value to a disadvantaged minority.