insinuation

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  • (noun): The act, process, or practice of insinuating.
  • (noun): Something insinuated, especially an artfully indirect, often derogatory suggestion.

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  • (noun): the act of gaining acceptance or affection for yourself by persuasive and subtle blandishments; "she refused to use insinuation in order to gain favor"
  • (noun): an indirect (and usually malicious) implication

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Example Sentences

  • You can see how galling it can be to have your name so used, especially when the insinuation is that I am the ignorant party in the dispute. from → Unexamined Life

  • The insinuation is almost invariably that they owe their riches not to entrepreneurial ability, but to political connections.

  • The insinuation is not that they "compromise with the system", but that they largely profit on behalf of the others (the state budgets).

  • And I would ask please that this insinuation is immediately retracted.

  • “The insinuation from the Obama campaign that John McCain, a former prisoner of war, cheated is outrageous,” Nicolle Wallace, a spokeswoman for Mr. McCain, told The Times.

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