What does insinuation mean?

Definitions for insinuation
ɪnˌsɪn yuˈeɪ ʃənin·sin·u·a·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. insinuation, innuendonoun

    an indirect (and usually malicious) implication

  2. ingratiation, insinuationnoun

    the act of gaining acceptance or affection for yourself by persuasive and subtle blandishments

    "she refused to use insinuation in order to gain favor"

Wiktionary

  1. insinuationnoun

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

    Etymology: From insinuatio, from insinuo, from in + sinus

  2. insinuationnoun

    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.

    Etymology: From insinuatio, from insinuo, from in + sinus

  3. insinuationnoun

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

    Etymology: From insinuatio, from insinuo, from in + sinus

  4. insinuationnoun

    That which is insinuated; a hint; a suggestion or intimation by distant allusion

    Etymology: From insinuatio, from insinuo, from in + sinus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insinuationnoun

    the act or process of insinuating; a creeping, winding, or flowing in

  2. Insinuationnoun

    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

  3. Insinuationnoun

    the art or power of gaining good will by a prepossessing manner

  4. Insinuationnoun

    that which is insinuated; a hint; a suggestion or intimation by distant allusion; as, slander may be conveyed by insinuations

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of insinuation in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of insinuation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of insinuation in a Sentence

  1. Rob Hentschel:

    I'm going to take a brief pause right now because of the insinuation of racism in this board, and because I take that very seriously. If any particular commissioner would like to denounce any particular hate group that's fine.

  2. Zalman Shoval:

    It's very difficult to gauge how much of an influence any sort of statement or implication or whatever insinuation can really have on the election battle here.

  3. J. William Fulbright:

    When public men indulge themselves in abuse, when they deny others a fair trial, when they resort to innuendo and insinuation, to libel, scandal, and suspicion, then our democratic society is outraged, and democracy is baffled. It has no apparatus to deal with the boor, the liar, the lout, and the antidemocrat in general.

  4. Stuart Duguid:

    Everyone on that Zoom will agree that his tone was all wrong and his sole purpose was to intimidate, really appalling behavior. And this insinuation that Naomi owes her off-court success to the media is a myth — don’t be so self-indulgent.

  5. Bill Clinton:

    Time and time again, by innuendo, by insinuation, there is this attack that he is putting forth which really comes down to, you know, anybody who ever took donations or speaking fees from any interest group has to be bought. And I just absolutely reject that, senator, and I really don't think these kinds of attacks by insinuation are worthy of you. And enough is enough.

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