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 ?
It was good to see Laurie square his shoulders, and smile with masculine scorn at that insinuation, as he replied, with his "high and mighty" air, "Amy is too well-bred for that, and I am not the sort of man to submit to it.
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.
He also advised me to be composed; I scorned the insinuation of helplessness and distraction, shook off his hand, and began to walk about again.
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:
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.
In fact, in addition to that yellow, sickly paleness which indicates the insinuation of the bile in the blood, and which might, besides, be accidental, D'Artagnan remarked something perfidiously significant in the play of the wrinkled features of his countenance.
Marmaduke suggested that the fault might lie in the arteries and nerves; but Richard, considering the amputation as part of his own handiwork, strongly repelled the insinuation, at the same time declaring that he had often heard of men who could tell when it was about to rain, by the toes of amputated limbs, After two or three years, notwithstanding, Milligan's complaints gradually diminished, the leg was dug up, and a larger box furnished, and from that hour no one had heard the sufferer utter another complaint on the subject.
she returned with unexpected rudeness; and then, as if she bethought herself that I had just cause to complain of such an insinuation and wished to turn the matter off, asked abruptly what I talked about with her niece when I went out with her that way in the evening.
This insinuation, full of sad meaning as it was, did not seem to touch the doctor's heart.
He was still bursting with rage, however, at the cruel injustice of Professor Porter's insinuation, and was on the point of rendering a tart rejoinder when his eyes fell upon a strange figure standing a few paces away, scrutinizing them intently.
you open my eyes," replied the giant, stunned by the insinuation.
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.