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English → English (WordNet) Definition: insinuation insinuation n 1: an indirect (and usually malicious) implication [syn: innuendo] 2: the act of gaining acceptance or affection for yourself by persuasive and subtle blandishments; “she refused to use insinuation in order to gain favor” [syn: ingratiation]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Insinuation Insinuation \In*sin"u*a`tion\, n. [L. insinuatio: cf. F. insinuation.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act or process of insinuating; a creeping, winding, or flowing in. [1913 Webster] By a soft insinuation mix'd With earth's large mass. --Crashaw. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of gaining favor, affection, or influence, by gentle or artful means; -- formerly used in a good sense, as of friendly influence or interposition. --Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster] I hope through the insinuation of Lord Scarborough to keep them here till further orders. --Lady Cowper. [1913 Webster] 3. The art or power of gaining good will by a prepossessing manner. [1913 Webster] He bad a natural insinuation and address which made him acceptable in the best company. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster] 4. That which is insinuated; a hint; a suggestion or intimation by distant allusion; as, slander may be conveyed by insinuations. [1913 Webster] I scorn your coarse insinuation. --Cowper. Syn: Hint; intimation; suggestion. See Innuendo. [1913 Webster]


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