Definition of Insinuative

1. a. Stealing on or into the confidence or affections; having power to gain favor.



Definition of Insinuative

1. Adjective. Tending to insinuate; insinuating ¹

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Definition of Insinuative

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Insinuative

insincerely
insincerities
insincerity
insinew
insinewed
insinews
insinuant
insinuate
insinuated
insinuates
insinuateth
insinuating
insinuatingly
insinuation
insinuations
insinuative (current term)
insinuator
insinuators
insinuatory
insinuendo
insinuendoes
insinuendos
insipid
insipidities
insipidity
insipidly
insipidness
insipience
insipient
insist

Literary usage of Insinuative

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1. Scottish Vernacular Literature: A Succinct History by Thomas Finlayson Henderson (1910)
"A characteristic example of his insinuative humour, and his terse and picturesque vernacular, is the following extract from the ' Bill of Fare,' which, ..."

2. Tracts and Treatises of John de Wycliffe: With Selections and Translations by John Wycliffe, Robert Vaughan (1845)
"... in fact, Low for love of them he became so poor and needy, as saith the apostle in 2 Cor. viii. Now such real begging, without insinuative petition, ..."

3. London Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature by Thomas Tegg (1829)
"The water easily insinuates itself into and placidly distends the vessels of vegetables. Woodward. It is a strange insinuative power which example and ..."

4. Children of the Ghetto: A Study of a Peculiar People by Israel Zangwill (1895)
""My trouble!" said the leading lady, shrugging her shoulders. Pinchas made several reappearances outside the open shop, with his insinuative finger on his ..."

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