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Synonyms for insinuation
ɪnˌsɪn yuˈeɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. insinuation, innuendo(noun)

    an indirect (and usually malicious) implication

    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"

    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).

    hint, implication, innuendo, intimation, suggestion

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. insinuation(n.)

    infusion, instillation, gentle introduction

  2. insinuation(n.)

    ingratiating one's self, getting one's self into favor

  3. insinuation(n.)

    hint, suggestion, intimation, innuendo

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  1. List of paraphrases:

    innuendo, implication, slur, allusion, hint, suggestion, imputation

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