insinuation insinuation  /ɪn ˌsɪn ju ˈeɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an indirect (and usually malicious) implication
  2. (n) the act of gaining acceptance or affection for yourself by persuasive and subtle blandishments

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Usage(s):

  1. But neither could Republicans allow the insinuation that they take orders from a radio-host stand.
  2. It was devoid of facts, but heavy on innuendo and insinuation of the sort to which we've become all too accustomed in our politics these past two decades.
  3. Meanwhile the PPP can leverage the insinuation of government culpability to keep Bhutto's death relevant as Pakistan prepares for the elections she died campaigning for.

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  1. "Despite all the insinuation and apprehensions, the elections will be free, fair, transparent and peaceful," Mr Musharraf told state television.
    on Feb 14, 2008 By: Pervez Musharraf Source: BBC News

  2. "I expressed my dissatisfaction with the length of the contract," Torre said, describing his 20-minute meeting with the Yankees hierarchy Thursday in Tampa, Fla. "And the fact that the incentives, which I took as an insult, [an insinuation]...
    on Oct 20, 2007 By: Joe Torre Source: Hartford Courant

  3. "The (article) did not identify these agents, nor did it reveal the nature of the charge," Obama said in a written statement. "It was devoid of facts, but heavy on innuendo and insinuation of the sort to which we've become all too accustomed...
    on Nov 17, 2007 By: Barack Obama Source: FOXNews

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