Examples of innuendo in a Sentence
His reputation has been damaged by innuendos about his drinking and gambling.
His reputation has been damaged by innuendo.
The movie relies on sexual innuendo for its humor.
Recent Examples of innuendo from the Web
Simon West’s 2001 adaptation similarly feels like an ancient relic, an innuendo-laden monument to Hollywood shallowness.
The result was an surprisingly incomplete report, replete with only innuendo and unsubstantiated conclusions.
Whenever a scandal hit Washington, opponents used subpoenas, classified evidence, and theatrical public hearings to spread innuendo, confusion, and lies.
Some people state that just trying to clear his name through the proper channels is tantamount to ‘bullying’, which, again, reflects an unfortunate and regrettable mentality formed by a culture that rewards inflammatory innuendo over simple facts.
Two years have passed, though, and apparently if left unattended, bratty thrashing and pimply innuendo oxidize into something very much like the Chainsmokers.
Contains explicit and suggestive langauge, situations and innuendo that some may find offensive. Bay Village Community Theater.
With Florida home to many within the pro wrestling industry, who knows who might stop by to clear up any rumor and innuendo.
The frantic churning of hearsay and innuendo about bad guys who, being bad guys, must have been doing bad things.
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The word innuere in classical Latin meant “to nod, beckon, or make a sign to” a person, and in medieval Latin more generally “to hint” or “to insinuate.” One form of the gerund of this verb was innuendo, which meant “by hinting.” In medieval legal documents innuendo introduced inserted remarks, meaning “to wit” or “that is to say,” and the word was adopted with the same function into English legal usage. By the late 17th century innuendo was used to refer to the insertion itself and more broadly to any indirect suggestion. Later, the notion of the derogatory possibilities of such remarks came to predominate.
INNUENDO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of innuendo for English Language Learners
: a statement which indirectly suggests that someone has done something immoral, improper, etc.
legal Definition of innuendo
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