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Antonyms for insinuation
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. insinuation, innuendo(noun)

    an indirect (and usually malicious) implication

    Synonyms:
    innuendo, ingratiation

  2. ingratiation, insinuation(noun)

    the act of gaining acceptance or affection for yourself by persuasive and subtle blandishments

    "she refused to use insinuation in order to gain favor"

    Synonyms:
    ingratiation, innuendo

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. insinuation

    A suggestion (Latin sub, under, and gero, bring) brings something before the mind less directly than by formal or explicit statement, as by a partial statement, an incidental allusion, an illustration, a question, or the like. Suggestion is often used of an unobtrusive statement of one's views or wishes to another, leaving consideration and any consequent action entirely to his judgment, and is hence, in many cases, the most respectful way in which one can convey his views to a superior or a stranger. A suggestion may be given unintentionally, and even unconsciously, as when we say an author has "a suggestive style." An intimation is a suggestion in brief utterance, or sometimes by significant act, gesture, or token, of one's meaning or wishes; in the latter case it is often the act of a superior; as, God in his providence gives us intimations of his will. A hint is still more limited in expression, and is always covert, but frequently with good intent; as, to give one a hint of danger or of opportunity. Insinuation and innuendo are used in the bad sense; an insinuation is a covert or partly veiled injurious utterance, sometimes to the very person attacked; an innuendo is commonly secret as well as sly, as if pointing one out by a significant nod (Latin in, in, to, and nuo, nod).

    Synonyms:
    hint, implication, innuendo, intimation, suggestion

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. insinuation(n)

    Synonyms:
    innuendo, intimation, ingratiation

How to use insinuation in a sentence?

  1. Rob Hentschel:

    I'm going to take a brief pause right now because of the insinuation of racism in this board, and because I take that very seriously. If any particular commissioner would like to denounce any particular hate group that's fine.

  2. Bill Clinton:

    Time and time again, by innuendo, by insinuation, there is this attack that he is putting forth which really comes down to, you know, anybody who ever took donations or speaking fees from any interest group has to be bought. And I just absolutely reject that, senator, and I really don't think these kinds of attacks by insinuation are worthy of you. And enough is enough.

  3. Shuja Shafi:

    It has been suggested that Muslims are not doing enough and somehow condone extremism, we would argue that clear evidence should be presented and wrongdoing challenged, rather than perpetuate insinuation persistently.

  4. Judge Kavanaugh and Ms. Dolphin:

    I learned about these yearbook pages only a few days ago, i don't know what' Renate Alumnus' actually means. I can't begin to comprehend what goes through the minds of 17-year-old boys who write such things, but the insinuation is horrible, hurtful and simply untrue. I pray their daughters are never treated this way. I will have no further comment.

  5. Zalman Shoval:

    It's very difficult to gauge how much of an influence any sort of statement or implication or whatever insinuation can really have on the election battle here.

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