What does insinuation mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. insinuation, innuendo(noun)

    an indirect (and usually malicious) implication

  2. ingratiation, insinuation(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"

Wiktionary

  1. insinuation(Noun)

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

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

  2. insinuation(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.

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

  3. insinuation(Noun)

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

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

  4. insinuation(Noun)

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insinuation(noun)

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

  2. Insinuation(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

  3. Insinuation(noun)

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

  4. Insinuation(noun)

    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. Bill Clinton:

    This is one of these innuendo insinuation charges that the Sanders campaign is engaging in.

  2. 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.

  3. Shuja Shafi:

    It has been suggested that Muslims are not doing enough and somehow condone extremism, we would argue that clear evidence should be presented and wrongdoing challenged, rather than perpetuate insinuation persistently.

  4. 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.

  5. Judge Kavanaugh and Ms. Dolphin:

    I learned about these yearbook pages only a few days ago, i don't know what' Renate Alumnus' actually means. I can't begin to comprehend what goes through the minds of 17-year-old boys who write such things, but the insinuation is horrible, hurtful and simply untrue. I pray their daughters are never treated this way. I will have no further comment.

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