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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.


ingratiation, suggestion, innuendo, suggest, intimation, veiled remark, implication, hint.

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