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- The act or process of insinuating; a creeping, winding, or flowing in.
- 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.
- The art or power of gaining good will by a prepossessing manner.
- That which is insinuated; a hint; a suggestion, innuendo or intimation by distant allusion
- slander may be conveyed by insinuations.
The act of gaining favor, affection, or influence, by gentle or artful means
a suggestion or intimation by distant allusion
- insinuation in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- insinuation in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
insinuation f (plural insinuations)