innuendo

as in insinuation
a slyly or subtly derogatory remark repeatedly made innuendos regarding his opponent's business dealings but feigned innocence when called upon to substantiate them

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“Innuendo.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/innuendo. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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