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in·nu·en·do

 (ĭn′yo͞o-ĕn′dō)
n. pl. in·nu·en·does
1. An indirect or subtle, usually derogatory implication in expression; an insinuation.
2. Law A plaintiff's allegation explicating the defamatory meaning of the publication or utterance in a libel suit.

[From Latin innuendō, by hinting, ablative of innuendum, gerund of innuere, to nod to : in-, to, toward; see in-2 + -nuere, to nod.]

innuendo

(ˌɪnjʊˈɛndəʊ)
n, pl -dos or -does
1. an indirect or subtle reference, esp one made maliciously or indicating criticism or disapproval; insinuation
2. (Law) law (in pleading) a word introducing an explanatory phrase, usually in parenthesis
3. (Law) law (in an action for defamation)
a. an explanation of the construction put upon words alleged to be defamatory where the defamatory meaning is not apparent
b. the words thus explained
[C17: from Latin, literally: by hinting, from innuendum, gerund of innuere to convey by a nod, from in-2 + nuere to nod]

in•nu•en•do

(ˌɪn yuˈɛn doʊ)

n., pl. -dos, -does.
1. an indirect intimation about a person or thing, esp. of a disparaging nature.
2. Law. a parenthetic explanation or specification in a pleading.
[1555–65; < Latin: by nodding, abl. of innuendum, ger. of innuere to signal with a nod]

innuendo

- Latin for "by nodding at, pointing to," or "intimating," from in-, "toward," and nuere, "nod."
See also related terms for pointed.

innuendo

Subtle or indirect implication, usually of something discreditable.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.innuendo - an indirect (and usually malicious) implication
implication - an accusation that brings into intimate and usually incriminating connection

innuendo

noun insinuation, suggestion, hint, implication, whisper, overtone, intimation, imputation, aspersion The report was based on rumours and innuendo.

innuendo

noun
An artful, indirect, often derogatory hint:
Translations
AnspielungInnuendo
vihjaus

innuendo

[ˌɪnjʊˈendəʊ] N (innuendo(e)s (pl)) → indirecta f, insinuación f
his comments were full of sexual innuendosus comentarios estaban llenos de alusiones or connotaciones sexuales

innuendo

[ˌɪnjuˈɛndəʊ] [innuendoes] (pl) nsous-entendu m
sexual innuendo → allusions fpl à caractère sexuel

innuendo

n pl <-es> → versteckte Andeutung; sexual innuendosexuelle Anspielung

innuendo

[ˌɪnjʊˈɛndəʊ] n (insinuation) → insinuazione f; (sexual) → allusione f
References in classic literature ?
This, like "The Wanderer", is one of the many introspective passages in the work, and is full of innuendos and hints as to the Nietzschean outlook on life.
With his characteristic quickwittedness he caught the drift of each innuendo, divined whence it came, at whom and on what ground it was aimed, and that afforded him, as it always did, a certain satisfaction.
Thers was no mistaking his innuendo, and Saxon felt her cheeks flaming.
There were volumes of innuendo in the way the "eventually" was spaced, and each syllable given its due stress.
Lydgate," said Rosamond, not without a touch of innuendo.
With this cutting innuendo, Tom jumped down from his bough, and threw a stone with a "hoigh
What is the universal sense of want and ignorance, but the fine innuendo by which the soul makes its enormous claim?
Saka may opportunity para naman masagot lahat ng mga innuendos na ibinabato kaliwa't kanan,' he told reporters before the hearing.
I'll take Paul O'Grady's innocent innuendos about Brazilians, ping pong balls and eight-inch beards any day over contestants having sex on telly on a show offering a huge cash prize to the winners.
The article stated: "Yet another Commons speech has been littered with dirty innuendos, this time by a cabinet member.