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insinuating

adjective

Definition of insinuating

  1. 1 :  winning favor and confidence by imperceptible degrees :  ingratiating

  2. 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>



1591

First Known Use of insinuating

1591



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