Insinuation



[in-sin-yoo-ey-shuh n] /ɪnˌsɪn yuˈeɪ ʃən/

noun
1.
an indirect or covert suggestion or hint, especially of a derogatory nature:
She made nasty insinuations about her rivals.
2.
covert or artful suggestion or hinting, as of something implied:
His methods of insinuation are most ingenious.
3.
subtle or artful instillment into the mind.
4.
the art or power of stealing into the affections and pleasing; ingratiation:
He made his way by flattery and insinuation.
5.
Archaic. a slow winding, worming, or stealing in.
6.
Obsolete. an ingratiating act or speech.
/ɪnˌsɪnjʊˈeɪʃən/
noun
1.
an indirect or devious hint or suggestion
2.
the act or practice of insinuating
n.

1520s, from Latin insinuationem (nominative insinuatio) “entrance through a narrow way; an ingratiating oneself,” noun of action from past participle stem of insinuare (see insinuate).

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