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
Rated PG-13 for violence, intense sci-fi action, language and innuendo.
The Last Knight ☆ Rated: PG-13 for violence and intense sequences of sci-fi action, language, and some innuendo.
Drucker said there was no executive session involving Lobe and disciplinary action despite any innuendo that there was.
Not even a mayor known for integrity could escape the innuendo of corruption.
The city's investigation into the allegations revealed multiple reports of M'Bow using inappropriate language and sexual innuendo with staff members.
The closest comparison in my historian's recollection was the ugly, obscene innuendo that the unreconstructed right applied to FDR in the 1930s.
But if information travels fast and furious, so of course does misinformation: Errors and innuendoes, hoaxes and wholesale fictions.
Before the end of the era, queer artists had already started experimenting with subjects and compositions that discarded the use of metaphor and innuendo.
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Did You Know?
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
: a parenthetical explanation of the text of a legal document; especially : an explanation in a complaint for defamation of the defamatory meaning of a statement by the defendant which is not defamatory on its face — compare inducement
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