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's such a loaded word but our question was 'what exactly is our responsibility to a contemporary point of view in Canada and in relation to the international dance world?
It is a loaded word, and I think a lot of us are thinking that artist means like a painter or sculptor in this sort of classical sense.
Synopsis: Home is a loaded word, a complex idea: it's a place that can be comforting, difficult, nourishing, war-torn, or political.
This is not to say I didn't recognize the need to "reform" our tax code--a loaded word, since it implies improvement--and I'm not so naive as to think that I'll ever be completely happy with any legislation.
Wheen uses the loaded word "appeaser" to describe the Queen Mother's approach to the Nazis practically until the point at which hostilities began.
Even though risk is a loaded word that can be interrupted in many different ways, risk appetite is an important gauge of investment sentiment in financial markets.
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.
Power is a loaded word, says author Rose Herceg, who writes for Crikey.
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.
That's a loaded word, but given his preoccupation with precise meanings, I'm sure he knows that already.
Apartheid" is a loaded word, associated with the widely condemned racist regime of South Africa.
I guess from a distance you would call it modern, but that's a loaded word.