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Negative connotationPlay
The word 'goon' often implies a negative judgment about someone's character, suggesting they are violent or immoral. SlideThe movie villain was always surrounded by his menacing goons.
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Intimidation purposePlay
'Goon' can imply that the person is used to scare others, typically for control or to get something. SlideThe landlord's goon knocked on doors, demanding overdue rent.