insinuation


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in·sin·u·a·tion

 (ĭn-sĭn′yo͞o-ā′shən)
n.
1. The act, process, or practice of insinuating.
2. Something insinuated, especially an artfully indirect, often derogatory suggestion.

insinuation

(ɪnˌsɪnjʊˈeɪʃən)
n
1. an indirect or devious hint or suggestion
2. the act or practice of insinuating

in•sin•u•a•tion

(ɪnˌsɪn yuˈeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. an indirect or covert suggestion or hint, esp. of a derogatory nature.
2. the art or power of stealing into the affections and pleasing; ingratiation.
3. an act or instance of insinuating.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.insinuation - an indirect (and usually malicious) implication
implication - an accusation that brings into intimate and usually incriminating connection
2.insinuation - the act of gaining acceptance or affection for yourself by persuasive and subtle blandishments; "she refused to use insinuation in order to gain favor"
wheedling, blandishment - the act of urging by means of teasing or flattery

insinuation

noun implication, suggestion, hint, allusion, innuendo It isn't right to bring a good man down by rumour and insinuation.

insinuation

noun
An artful, indirect, often derogatory hint:
Translations

insinuation

[ɪnˌsɪnjʊˈeɪʃən] N
1. (= hint) → insinuación f
he made certain insinuationshizo algunas insinuaciones
2. (= act) → introducción f

insinuation

[ɪnˌsɪnjuˈeɪʃən] ninsinuation f

insinuation

nAnspielung f (→ about auf +acc); he objected strongly to any insinuation that …er wehrte sich heftig gegen jede Andeutung, dass …

insinuation

[ɪnˌsɪnjʊˈeɪʃn] ninsinuazione f
References in classic literature ?
This insinuation, full of sad meaning as it was, did not seem to touch the doctor's heart.
That you are innocent of the charge that has been placed against you by insinuation, we well know; but Thuvan Dihn must know it well, too.
Of course the merest hint only--an insinuation--but why an insinuation even?
I durst make no return to this malicious insinuation, which debased human understanding below the sagacity of a common hound, who has judgment enough to distinguish and follow the cry of the ablest dog in the pack, without being ever mistaken.
This insinuation was a home thrust, and one that in a more advanced state of society would have entitled Magua to the reputation of a skillful diplomatist.
The Saxon replied not to this politic insinuation, but, rising up, and filling his cup to the brim, be addressed Prince John in these words:
In the light of Claire's insinuations what had seemed coincidences took on a more sinister character.
After listening to her insinuations about his physical soundness, Cutter would resume his dumb-bell practice for a month, or rise daily at the hour when his wife most liked to sleep, dress noisily, and drive out to the track with his trotting-horse.
To these insinuations Barbicane returned no answer; perhaps he never heard of them, so absorbed was he in the calculations for his great enterprise.
She gave her an answer which marked her contempt, and instantly left the room, resolving that, whatever might be the inconvenience or expense of so sudden a removal, her beloved Elinor should not be exposed another week to such insinuations.
I do not like to make insinuations, but I do think the above statistics darkly suggest that these people over here drink this detestable water "on the sly.
You have not every reason to say so of the rest of his people," said Estella, nodding at me with an expression of face that was at once grave and rallying, "for they beset Miss Havisham with reports and insinuations to your disadvantage.