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insinuation

noun

1 insinuation

An indirect (and usually malicious) implication.

synonym: innuendo.

Roget 932: disapprobation, disapproval; improbation; disesteem, disvaluation, displacency; odium; dislike etc. 867.    dispraise, discommendation; blame, censure, ... show more

Roget 228: interposition, interjacence, intercurrence, intervenience, interlocation, interdigitation, interjection, interpolation, interlineation, interspersion, intercalation.    [interposition at a fine-grained level] interpenetration; permeation; ... show more

Roget 294: ingress; entrance, entry; introgression; influx, intrusion, inroad, incursion, invasion, irruption; ingression; penetration, interpenetration; illapse, ... show more

Roget 300: insertion, implantation, introduction; insinuation etc. (intervention) 228; planting, etc. v.; injection, inoculation, importation, infusion; ... show more

Roget 526: latency, inexpression; hidden meaning, occult meaning; occultness, mystery, cabala, anagoge; silence etc. (taciturnity) 585; concealment etc. ... show more

Roget 527: information, enlightenment, acquaintance, knowledge etc. 490; publicity etc. 531; data etc. 467.    communication, ... show more

Dutch: insinuatie
Polish: pomówienie, insynuacja



2 insinuation

The act of gaining acceptance or affection for yourself by persuasive and subtle blandishments:
— She refused to use insinuation in order to gain favor.

synonym: ingratiation.

Dutch: vleierij
Polish: minoderia, minoderyjność


Moby thesaurus: access, accusal, accusation, accusing, admission, allegation, allegement, animadversion, apple-polishing, arraignment, ascendancy, ascription, aside, aspersion, ass-kissing, authority, backscratching, bill of particulars, blame, bootlicking ... show more.

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