insinuating


insinuating

adjective

Definition of INSINUATING

1
:  winning favor and confidence by imperceptible degrees :  ingratiating
2
:  tending gradually to cause doubt, distrust, or change of outlook often in a slyly subtle manner <insinuating remarks>
in·sin·u·at·ing·ly adverb

Examples of INSINUATING

  1. <the fortune hunter's insinuating attentions were having their intended effect on the naive heiress>

First Known Use of INSINUATING

1591

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