introduce or insert (oneself) in a subtle manner
"He insinuated himself into the conversation of the people at the nearby table"
intimate, adumbrate, insinuate(verb)
give to understand
"I insinuated that I did not like his wife"
(rare) to creep, wind, or flow into; to enter gently, slowly, or imperceptibly, as into crevices
The water insinuated itself into the rock. It became ice, which expanded and cracked large fragments off of the hard stone.
(figurative of the above) to ingratiate; to obtain access to or introduce something by subtle, cunning or artful means
to hint; to suggest tacitly and avoid a direct statement
She insinuated that her friends had betrayed her.
Origin: From insinuo, from in + sinus
to introduce gently or slowly, as by a winding or narrow passage, or a gentle, persistent movement
to introduce artfully; to infuse gently; to instill
to hint; to suggest by remote allusion; -- often used derogatorily; as, did you mean to insinuate anything?
to push or work (one's self), as into favor; to introduce by slow, gentle, or artful means; to ingratiate; -- used reflexively
to creep, wind, or flow in; to enter gently, slowly, or imperceptibly, as into crevices
to ingratiate one's self; to obtain access or favor by flattery or cunning
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in-sin′ū-āt, v.t. to introduce gently or artfully: to hint, esp. a fault: to work into favour.—v.i. to creep or flow in: to enter gently: to obtain access by flattery or stealth.—adj. Insin′uating, tending to insinuate or enter gently: insensibly winning confidence.—adv. Insin′uatingly.—n. Insinuā′tion, act of insinuating: power of insinuating: that which is insinuated: a hint, esp. conveying an indirect imputation.—adj. Insin′uative, insinuating or stealing on the confidence: using insinuation.—n. Insin′uator.—adj. Insin′uatory. [L. insinuāre, -ātum—in, in, sinus, a curve.]
The numerical value of insinuate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of insinuate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of insinuate in a Sentence
I can not believe anyone would insinuate Sister Jean gave up on these kids, how utterly disgusting.
If there's any attempt here to accuse Ms. Davis of wrongdoing or insinuate that she's somehow doing something wrong, we would completely disagree with that.
I also didn't mean to insinuate, nor do I believe, that Casey or anyone from his camp had anything to do with leaked information that took place during the press for ‘Birth of a Nation,’.
I also didn't mean to insinuate, nor do I believe, that Casey Affleck or anyone from Casey Affleck camp had anything to do with leaked information that took place during the press for ‘ Birth of a Nation, ’.
?Jacky built a career as a computer programmer and software developer for major companies in Southern Nevada, and she used those tech skills to continue her career as an independent consultant, an independent consultant operates a business, and it’s absurd for Senator Heller to insinuate otherwise.
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