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insinuating

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

likely or intended to win one's affection
  • the fortune hunter's insinuating attentions were having their intended effect on the naive heiress

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insinuating

verb
present participle of insinuate

Synonyms & Antonyms of insinuating (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to introduce in a gradual, secret, or clever way
  • years were needed for the agent to insinuate himself into the terrorist organization

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2 to convey an idea indirectly
  • are you insinuating that I won by cheating?

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3 to put among or between others
  • quietly insinuated herself among the concertgoers raptly listening to the piano solo

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The first known use of insinuating was in 1591

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“Insinuating.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/insinuating. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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