innuendoes innuendoes  /ɪn ju ˈɛn doʊz/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an indirect (and usually malicious) implication

Usage(s):

  1. At the lowest level, the attacks consist of nothing more than innuendoes that the teachers involved are degenerates eager to seduce youngsters into a life of blatant immorality.
  2. The trial was a painful reminder of the era when Joe McCarthy was riding high, and suspicions, half-truths and innuendoes could ruin a man.
  3. In a country where general information is so severely circumscribed, innuendoes, puns and astrological signs often play a big role in reading national trends like jatropha.

News

  • In-fighting on display at PA City Council meeting

    PORT ARTHUR — Squabbling among Port Arthur City Council once again took centerstage Tuesday when some members accused others of improprieties, setting the stage for a meeting where insults and innuendoes overshadowed city business.
    on July 25, 2013     Source: Port Arthur News

Quotes

  1. Mr. Ayers said: "The voters of South Carolina made a clear choice in Nikki Haley, notwithstanding the possibility of a runoff. The outcome is all but certain. Nikki Haley withstood a barrage of innuendoes and slurs in the closing days of the primary...
    on Jun 8, 2010 By: Nick Ayers Source: New York Times (blog)

  2. The ambassador, David Wilkins, said a lack of public information about the pro-trade SPP had created a vacuum that was filled with "myths, innuendoes and conspiracy theories."
    on Aug 22, 2007 By: David Wilkins Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "We can't talk about innuendoes," Smith told the newspaper. "We're not going to do that. Provide us with some information ...... They have to put this information on the table."
    on Jan 14, 2010 By: Shelley Smith Source: ESPN

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