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1. Provoking gradual doubt or suspicion; suggestive: insinuating remarks.
2. Artfully contrived to gain favor or confidence; ingratiating.
suggesting by indirect allusion, hints, innuendo, etcintroducing subtly or deviouslycausing someone, esp oneself, to be accepted by gradual approaches or manoeuvres
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"