insinuating


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in·sin·u·at·ing

 (ĭn-sĭn′yo͞o-ā′tĭng)
adj.
1. Provoking gradual doubt or suspicion; suggestive: insinuating remarks.
2. Artfully contrived to gain favor or confidence; ingratiating.

in·sin′u·at′ing·ly adv.
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insinuating

(ɪnˈsɪnjʊeɪtɪŋ)
adj
suggesting by indirect allusion, hints, innuendo, etcintroducing subtly or deviouslycausing someone, esp oneself, to be accepted by gradual approaches or manoeuvres
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in•sin•u•at•ing

(ɪnˈsɪn yuˌeɪ tɪŋ)

adj.
1. tending to instill doubts, distrust, etc.; suggestive: an insinuating letter.
2. gaining favor or winning confidence by artful means: an insinuating manner.
[1585–95]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.insinuating - calculated to please or gain favor; "a smooth ingratiating manner"
flattering - showing or representing to advantage; "a flattering color"
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insinuating

adjective
1. Provoking a change of outlook and especially gradual doubt and suspicion:
2. Purposefully contrived to gain favor:
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Translations

insinuating

[ɪnˈsɪnjʊeɪtɪŋ] ADJ [remark] → malintencionado, con segunda intención
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insinuating

[ɪnˈsɪnjueɪtɪŋ] adj [remark] → lourd(e) de sous-entendu; [tone] → lourd(e) de sous-entendu
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insinuating

adj remarkanzüglich; article alsovoller Anzüglichkeiten; tone of voicespitz, bedeutungsvoll
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References in classic literature ?
'New to mountains, perhaps?' said the insinuating traveller.
'But you are familiar with them, sir?' the insinuating traveller assumed.
The insinuating traveller, acknowledging the flourish with an inclination of his head, passed from the Chief to the second young lady, who had not yet been referred to otherwise than as one of the ladies in whose behalf he felt so sensitive an interest.
The insinuating traveller complimented her on the justice of the distinction.
'A savage place indeed,' said the insinuating traveller.
He is less polished, less insinuating than Mainwaring, and is comparatively deficient in the power of saying those delightful things which put one in good humour with oneself and all the world.
cried a voice, whose owner at the same time coming close behind us, laid a hand upon both our shoulders, and then insinuating himself between us, stood stooping forward a little, in the uncertain twilight, strangely peering from Queequeg to me.
As minute after minute passed by, leaving them in undisturbed security, the insinuating feeling of hope was gradually gaining possession of every bosom, though each one felt reluctant to give utterance to expectations that the next moment might so fearfully destroy.
It even prevailed over the miserable travesty of the song of David which the singer had selected from a volume of similar effusions, and caused the sense to be forgotten in the insinuating harmony of the sounds.
He had spent some time with them and quite won their hearts by his insinuating ways, when the King discovered where he was and sent to fetch him back.
Colbert was not long in insinuating himself into the good graces of the cardinal: he became even indispensable to him.
Somebody said, in an insinuating, admonitory voice: