Definition of insinuation :
1. That which is insinuated; a hint; a suggestion or intimation by distant allusion; as, slander may be conveyed by insinuations.
2. 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. The act or process of insinuating; a creeping, winding, or flowing in.
4. The art or power of gaining good will by a prepossessing manner.
accusation (part of speech: noun)
charge, blame, imputation, grievance, denouncement, accusation, complaint, accusal, censure, citation, indictment, criticism, condemnation, allegation, reproach, impeachment, incrimination, allegement
insertion (part of speech: noun)
- You heard Lottie's insinuation that you might have had some share in the accident! - "Pixie O'Shaughnessy", Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey.
- By your words of insinuation. - "Jess of the Rebel Trail", H. A. Cody.
- But that any one who knows me personally should listen one moment to such an insinuation, is what I did not expect. - "Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson", Thomas Jefferson.