loaded word

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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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It is interesting to notice that Kiple choose to deny that he and his yellow fever thesis are racist three times in the opening paragraphs of his response: in my own article I did not use this loaded word.
Many of the bedrock Tea Party supporters who helped elect him are immigration hard-liners who object to even the slightest nod toward amnesty, a loaded word that generally means providing an avenue for legal residency to people who entered the United States illegally.
In criticizing Lani Guinier, the president's one-time nominee to head the civil rights division of the Justice Department--whose writings offer a conservative a really lively chance to engage the left's assumptions about race--Milton devotes equal time to Guinier's father, who was a "functionary," in her loaded word, in the American Labor Party in the late '30s and early '40s.
Both sides are playing on tradition - a loaded word in a town where it's not unusual for people to hand you business cards that include when they graduated from A&M.
But rather than highlighting the concrete manifestation of events, Anderson will strive to convey the humanity behind this loaded word, Revolution, and to brush an emotional portrait of a time and place.
Laura's so-called ``homophobia,'' a loaded word and PC epithet that disregards the millions who, based on deep religious convictions, see homosexuality as a violation of God's law.
I fail to understand why the words "secular" and "progressive" are used, unless it's for the purpose of bringing religion and what he surely knows is a politically loaded word into this tragedy.
Suicide" can be a loaded word that for many connotes an act of violence, born of desperation and depression.
Wheen uses the loaded word "appeaser" to describe the Queen Mother's approach to the Nazis practically until the point at which hostilities began.
Nothing is a loaded word in this instance, as Abramovic herself explained that the 'nothing', as point of departure, was possible only at this late stage in her career, only after years of experience of research and performative work accomplished across the globe in various situations.
That loaded word points back to the sometimes arduous journey of following Jesus, and that's what the transfiguration is about.
Most of us, I dare say, are all for the softly, softly approach to policing and enforcement of the law, providing - and that really is a heavily loaded word - we see changed behaviour from the perpetrators of unrest.
Smoke is a loaded word in Germany, invoking as it does the lingering odor of the crematoria--an essential subject for Polke or Anselm Kiefcr--and officious repression: Ranch en Streng Verohoten
He had even called our president blind; that is a loaded word, besides being crude abuse.