insinuating

adjective
in·​sin·​u·​at·​ing | \ in-ˈsin-yə-ˌwā-tiŋ How to pronounce insinuating (audio) , -yü-ˌā- \

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

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insinuatingly adverb

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Examples of insinuating in a Sentence

the fortune hunter's insinuating attentions were having their intended effect on the naive heiress

First Known Use of insinuating

1591, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of insinuating was in 1591

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27 Jan 2020

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“Insinuating.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/insinuating. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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