insinuating insinuating  /ɪn ˈsɪn ju eɪ tɪŋ/


  • (adj) calculated to please or gain favor



  1. He may be our most insinuating movie star and, amid all his studly competitors, the one with the lowest profile.
  2. In other words, this is a movie that manages somehow to fuse ordinary reality and more or less believable fantasy in a very insinuating way.
  3. I wouldn't call the film inspirational it is too well observed to succumb to easy sentiment but its realism is patiently engaging and subtly insinuating.


  1. Joss Whedon makes a Shakespeare film in 12 days

    If man is indeed a giddy thing — as William Shakespeare suggests in Much Ado About Nothing, insinuating we are impulsive beyond all reason — then Joss Whedon may be the giddiest man of all. After all, he’s the director who decided to make a quick movie in his down time between shooting his first big-budget film and editing it; the screenwriter who dared to adapt a play from the greatest ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Miami Herald

  2. Can You Tell the Difference Between a Cosmo Sex Tip and a Reddit Sex Tip?

    The intrepid self-proclaimed sex savants at Cosmopolitan took a subtle dig at the Internet netizens at Reddit by insinuating in a recent listicle that the "ultra-nerds" there have no idea how to handle sexy times with a woman. And, well, that went over about as well as you would expect it would when an oft-mocked women's magazine mocks a group of men with a lot of power on the Internet. But is ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News


  1. "The smearing of the Palin family must end. The allegations contained on the cover of the National Enquirer insinuating that Gov. Palin had an extramarital affair are categorically false. It is a vicious lie," said McCain senior adviser Steve...
    on Sep 3, 2008 By: John McCain Source: CBS News

  2. Lampard said: "The hardest part of this whole break-up for me is not waking up with my kids every day. It breaks my heart - do you think I'm happy? You don't know anything about me. I find it insulting that you are insinuating that I am weak and...
    on Apr 24, 2009 By: Frank Lampard Source:

  3. But Gillerman said he was "shocked and deeply distressed by the hasty statement of the secretary general, insinuating that Israel has deliberately targeted the UN post", calling the assertions "premature and erroneous".
    on Jul 25, 2006 By: Dan Gillerman Source: Independent

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