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Noun insinuation has 2 senses


insinuationn. [L. insinuatio: cf. F. insinuation.].
  •  The act or process of insinuating; a creeping, winding, or flowing in.  [1913 Webster]
    "By a soft insinuation mix'd
    With earth's large mass.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  The act of gaining favor, affection, or influence, by gentle or artful means; -- formerly used in a good sense, as of friendly influence or interposition.  Sir H. Wotton.  [1913 Webster]
    "I hope through the insinuation of Lord Scarborough to keep them here till further orders."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The art or power of gaining good will by a prepossessing manner.  [1913 Webster]
    "He bad a natural insinuation and address which made him acceptable in the best company."  [1913 Webster]
  •  That which is insinuated; a hint; a suggestion or intimation by distant allusion; as, slander may be conveyed by insinuations.  [1913 Webster]
    "I scorn your coarse insinuation."
Syn. -- Hint; intimation; suggestion. See Innuendo.



access, accusal, accusation, accusing, admission, allegation, allegement, animadversion, apple-polishing, arraignment, ascendancy, ascription, aside, aspersion, ass-kissing, authority, backscratching, bill of particulars, blame, bootlicking, bringing of charges, bringing to book, broad hint, brown-nosing, charge, charisma, charm, clout, clue, complaint, consequence, control, count, credit, cringing, cue, delation, denouncement, denunciation, dominance, domination, effect, embedment, eminence, enchantment, encroachment, entrance, entree, entrenchment, entry, episode, esteem, favor, fawnery, fawning, flunkyism, footlicking, force, gentle hint, gesture, glimmer, glimmering, good feeling, graft, grafting, groveling, handshaking, hint, hold, impaction, impactment, impeachment, impingement, implantation, implication, import, importance, importation, importing, imposition, imputation, incidental power, income, incoming, incursion, index, indication, indictment, infiltration, infix, infixion, influence, influentiality, influx, information, infringement, infusion, ingoing, ingratiation, ingress, ingression, injection, inkling, innuendo, inoculation, input, inroad, insert, insertion, intake, intercalation, interference, interjection, interlineation, interlocution, interloping, interpenetration, interpolation, interposition, interposure, interruption, intervention, intimation, introduction, introgression, intromission, intrusion, invasion, irruption, kick, lawsuit, laying of charges, leadership, leakage, leverage, look, magnetism, mastery, mealymouthedness, moment, nod, nudge, obeisance, obiter dictum, obsequiousness, obtrusion, parasitism, parenthesis, penetration, percolation, perfusion, personal remark, personality, persuasion, plaint, potency, power, predominance, preponderance, pressure, prestige, prompt, prosecution, prostration, purchase, reception, reflection, reign, remark, reproach, repute, rule, say, scent, seepage, side remark, sign, signal, slur, sly suggestion, sponging, spoor, suasion, subtle influence, suggestion, suit, supremacy, suspicion, sway, sycophancy, symptom, taxing, telltale, tessellation, timeserving, toadeating, toadying, toadyism, tossing-in, track, transplant, transplantation, trespass, trespassing, truckling, true bill, tufthunting, uncomplimentary remark, unlawful entry, unspoken accusation, upper hand, veiled accusation, weight, whip hand, whisper, whispering campaign, wink




N interposition, interjacence, intercurrence, intervenience, interlocation, interdigitation, interjection, interpolation, interlineation, interspersion, intercalation, interpenetration, permeation, infiltration, intervention, interference, intrusion, obtrusion, insinuation, insertion, dovetailing, embolism, intermediary, intermedium, go between, bodkin, intruder, interloper, parenthesis, episode, flyleaf, partition, septum, diaphragm, midriff, dissepiment, party wall, panel, room divider, halfway house, interjacent, intercurrent, intervenient, intervening, intermediate, intermediary, intercalary, interstitial, embolismal, parenthetical, episodic, mediterranean, intrusive, embosomed, merged, between, betwixt, twixt, among, amongst, amid, amidst, mid, midst, in the thick of, betwixt and between, sandwich-wise, parenthetically, obiter dictum.


N disapprobation, disapproval, improbation, disesteem, disvaluation, displacency, odium, dislike, dispraise, discommendation, blame, censure, obloquy, detraction, disparagement, depreciation, denunciation, condemnation, ostracism, black list, animadversion, reflection, stricture, objection, exception, criticism, sardonic grin, sardonic laugh, sarcasm, insinuation, innuendo, bad compliment, poor compliment, left-handed compliment, satire, sneer, taunt, cavil, carping, censoriousness, hypercriticism, reprehension, remonstrance, expostulation, reproof, reprobation, admonition, increpation, reproach, rebuke, reprimand, castigation, jobation, lecture, curtain lecture, blow up, wigging, dressing, rating, scolding, trimming, correction, set down, rap on the knuckles, coup de bec, rebuff, slap, slap on the face, home thrust, hit, frown, scowl, black look, diatribe, jeremiad, jeremiade, tirade, philippic, clamor, outcry, hue and cry, hiss, hissing, sibilance, sibilation, catcall, execration, chiding, upbraiding, exprobation, abuse, vituperation, invective, objurgation, contumely, hard words, cutting words, bitter words, evil-speaking, bad language, personality, disapproving, scandalized, disparaging, condemnatory, damnatory, denunciatory, reproachful, abusive, objurgatory, clamorous, vituperative, defamatory, satirical, sarcastic, sardonic, cynical, dry, sharp, cutting, biting, severe, withering, trenchant, hard upon, censorious, critical, captious, carping, hypercritical, fastidious, sparing of praise, grudging praise, disapproved, chid, in bad odor, blown upon, unapproved, unblest, at a discount, exploded, weighed in the balance and found wanting, blameworthy, reprehensible, to blame, worthy of blame, answerable, uncommendable, exceptionable, not to be thought of, bad, vicious, unlamented, unbewailed, unpitied, with a wry face, reproachfully, Int, it is too bad!, it won't do, it will never do!, marry come up!, Oh!, come!, 'sdeath!, forbid it Heaven!, God forbid, Heaven forbid!, out upon, fie upon it!, away with!, tut!, O tempora!, O mores!, shame!, fie, fie for shame!, out on you!, tell it not in Gath!.


N ingress, entrance, entry, introgression, influx, intrusion, inroad, incursion, invasion, irruption, ingression, penetration, interpenetration, illapse, import, infiltration, immigration, admission, insinuation, insertion, inlet, way in, mouth, door, barway, path, conduit, immigrant, incoming.


N insertion, implantation, introduction, insinuation, planting injection, inoculation, importation, infusion, forcible ingress, immersion, submersion, submergence, dip, plunge, bath, interment, clyster, enema, glyster, lavage, lavement, inserted.


N latency, implication, latency, inexpression, hidden meaning, occult meaning, occultness, mystery, cabala, anagoge, silence, concealment, more than meets the eye, more than meets the ear, Delphic oracle, le dessous des cartes, undercurrent, implication, logical implication, logical consequence, entailment, allusion, insinuation, innuendo, adumbration, something rotten in the state of Denmark, snake in the grass, secret, darkness, invisibility, imperceptibility, latent, lurking, secret, occult, implied, dormant, abeyant, unapparent, unknown, unseen, in the background, invisible, indiscoverable, dark, impenetrable, unspied, unsuspected, unsaid, unwritten, unpublished, unbreathed, untalked of, untold &c, unsung, unexposed, unproclaimed, undisclosed, unexpressed, not expressed, tacit, undeveloped, solved, unexplained, untraced, undiscovered, untracked, unexplored, uninvented, indirect, crooked, inferential, by inference, by implication, implicit, constructive, allusive, covert, muffled, steganographic, understood, underhand, underground, delitescent, concealed, by a side wind, sub silentio, in the background, behind the scenes, behind one's back, on the tip of one's tongue, secretly, between the lines, thereby hangs a tale, tacitum vivit sub pectore vulnus, where there's smoke, there's fire.


N information, enlightenment, acquaintance, knowledge, publicity, data, communication, intimation, notice, notification, enunciation, annunciation, announcement, communiqu_e, representation, round robin, presentment, case, estimate, specification, report, advice, monition, news, return, account, statement, mention, acquainting, instruction, outpouring, intercommunication, communicativeness, informant, authority, teller, intelligencer, reporter, exponent, mouthpiece, informer, eavesdropper, delator, detective, sleuth, mouchard, spy, newsmonger, messenger, amicus curiae, valet de place, cicerone, pilot, guide, guidebook, handbook, vade mecum, manual, map, plan, chart, gazetteer, itinerary, hint, suggestion, innuendo, inkling, whisper, passing word, word in the ear, subaudition, cue, byplay, gesture, gentle hint, broad hint, verbum sapienti, a word to the wise, insinuation, information theory, bit, byte, word, doubleword, quad word, paragraph, segment, magnetic media, paper medium, optical media, random access memory, RAM, read-only memory, ROM, write once read mostly memory, WORM, informed, communique, reported, published, expressive, explicit plain spoken, (artless), nuncupative, nuncupatory, declaratory, expository, enunciative, communicative, communicatory, from information received, a little bird told me, I heard it through the grapevine.

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