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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.
The article stated: "Yet another Commons speech has been littered with dirty innuendos, this time by a cabinet member.
Sue, speaking during an appearance on Alan Carr's Chatty Man show broadcast tonight, played down accusations that the last series of the baking show was laden with too many inappropriate innuendos.
Jamie, pictured, has a lot of fun with the pork scenes, hammering in so many innuendos even Julian Clary would say 'enough already
His cinema is widely deemed C- grade for its double meaninglaced one- liners and sexual innuendos.
THE BED SPINS, the innuendos are tossed, and the dental plate flies - you read that right.
Liverpool Crown court heard that Joseph Cahill, 30,and Stephen Cookson, 32, had set upon 16- year old Peter Roberts and 14-year-oldAnthony Barrowcliffe after Cahill had made sexual innuendos about girls with them.