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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 ?
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.
I say thus much, however, since appearances call for it, that I shall allow of no insinuations cast upon me, as if I were at all partner to any unfairness in this matter.
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.
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.
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.
Suzanne's remark and the chevalier's insinuations were therefore justified.
For the first time I appreciate your base insinuations, and I despise them and you.
You face the insinuations of the Pelagians and the demi- Peligians.
Sir," said he to Danglars, "understand that I do not take a final leave of you; I must ascertain if your insinuations are just, and am going now to inquire of the Count of Monte Cristo.
Miss Crawford listened; and all her intended compliments and insinuations to Fanny were forgotten: she felt only one thing; and her eyes, bright as they had been before, shewing they could yet be brighter, she exclaimed with eager pleasure, "Did he?
I determined to commence a series of covert insinuations, or innuendoes, about the oblong box--just to let him perceive, gradually, that I was NOT altogether the butt, or victim, of his little bit of pleasant mystification.
She had never found it so difficult to listen to him, though nothing could exceed his solicitude and care, and though his subjects were principally such as were wont to be always interesting: praise, warm, just, and discriminating, of Lady Russell, and insinuations highly rational against Mrs Clay.