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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.]
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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]
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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]
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innuendo

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

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

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

noun
An artful, indirect, often derogatory hint:
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AnspielungInnuendo
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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
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innuendo

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

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

[ˌɪnjʊˈɛndəʊ] n (insinuation) → insinuazione f; (sexual) → allusione f
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