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1. Provoking gradual doubt or suspicion; suggestive: insinuating remarks.
2. Artfully contrived to gain favor or confidence; ingratiating.
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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)
1. tending to instill doubts, distrust, etc.; suggestive: an insinuating letter.
2. gaining favor or winning confidence by artful means: an insinuating manner.
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|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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1. Provoking a change of outlook and especially gradual doubt and suspicion:
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insinuating[ɪnˈsɪnjueɪtɪŋ] adj [remark] → lourd(e) de sous-entendu; [tone] → lourd(e) de sous-entendu
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