HyperDic: insinuation

English > 2 senses of the word insinuation:
NOUNcommunicationinsinuation, innuendoan indirect (and usually malicious) implication
actinsinuation, ingratiationthe act of gaining acceptance or affection for yourself by persuasive and subtle blandishments
insinuation > pronunciation
Soundsihnsih.nyuwey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > insinuation: 2 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningAn indirect (and usually malicious) implication.
Synonyminnuendo
BroaderimplicationAn accusation that brings into intimate and usually incriminating connection
Spanishindirecta, insinuacíon, insinuación, reticencia, vareta
Catalanindirecta, insinuació, reticència
Verbsinsinuategive to understand
English > insinuation: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of gaining acceptance or affection for yourself by persuasive and subtle blandishments.
Example"she refused to use insinuation in order to gain favor"
Synonymingratiation
Broaderblandishment, wheedlingThe act of urging by means of teasing or flattery
Spanishinsinuación

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