Definition of Insinuation

1. Noun. An indirect (and usually malicious) implication.

Exact synonyms: Innuendo
Generic synonyms: Implication
Derivative terms: Insinuate



2. Noun. The act of gaining acceptance or affection for yourself by persuasive and subtle blandishments. "She refused to use insinuation in order to gain favor"
Exact synonyms: Ingratiation
Generic synonyms: Blandishment, Wheedling

Definition of Insinuation

1. n. The act or process of insinuating; a creeping, winding, or flowing in.

Definition of Insinuation

1. Noun. The act or process of insinuating; a creeping, winding, or flowing in. ¹

2. Noun. 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. ¹

3. Noun. The art or power of gaining good will by a prepossessing manner. ¹

4. Noun. That which is insinuated; a hint; a suggestion or intimation by distant allusion ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Insinuation

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Insinuation

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insincere
insincerely
insincerities
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insinuating
insinuatingly
insinuation (current term)
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insipid
insipidities
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Literary usage of Insinuation

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1. The Continental Legal History Series by Association of American Law Schools (1915)
"2 "insinuation" of the act or declaration of succession in six months. Exception for the transfer in direct line by succession and by marriage contract. ..."

2. The Soul of Man: An Investigation of the Facts of Physiological and by Paul Carus (1891)
"The idea of such an event has become by insinuation a reality in his brain, ... How dangerous suggestibility by insinuation is, our lawyers have ample ..."

3. Daniel Defoe: His Life and Recently Discovered Writings: Extending from 1716 by Lee, William, Daniel Defoe (1869)
"... Slander by insinuation. AJ, June 29. — Sir, I Remember, in this very Debate about writing Slander, in a late Reign, they came to a greater height of ..."

4. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1895)
"... the insinuation that the catholics regarded it with favour. He argued in favour of subordinating purely religious questions to those of national ..."

5. The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides (1855)
"... insinuation, that would the Athenians strike up a bargain with them, they might jointly lord it over Greece for the future, ..."

6. The Works of Hannah More by Hannah More (1835)
"I allude not to the attack of the open infidel, nor the sly insinuation of the concealed sceptic, nor do I advert to tlie broad assault of the enemy of good ..."

7. The Revolutionary Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States by United States Dept. of State, Francis Wharton, John Bassett Moore (1889)
"... will be able to contradict, from the fullest evidence, every insinuation which may be made prejudicial to the faith and honor of the United States. ..."

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