insinuating

[in-sin-yoo-ey-ting]
adjective
1.
tending to instill doubts, distrust, etc.; suggestive: an insinuating letter.
2.
gaining favor or winning confidence by artful means: an insinuating manner.

Origin:
1585–95; insinuate + -ing2

insinuatingly, adverb
half-insinuating, adjective
half-insinuatingly, adverb
preinsinuatingly, adverb
uninsinuating, adjective
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insinuate

[in-sin-yoo-eyt]
verb (used with object), insinuated, insinuating.
1.
to suggest or hint slyly: He insinuated that they were lying.
2.
to instill or infuse subtly or artfully, as into the mind: to insinuate doubts through propaganda.
3.
to bring or introduce into a position or relation by indirect or artful methods: to insinuate oneself into favor.
verb (used without object), insinuated, insinuating.
4.
to make insinuations.

Origin:
1520–30; < Latin insinuātus, past participle of insinuāre to work in, instill. See in-2, sinuous, -ate1

insinuative [in-sin-yoo-ey-tiv, -yoo-uh-] , insinuatory [in-sin-yoo-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective
insinuatively, adverb
insinuator, noun
half-insinuated, adjective
preinsinuate, verb, preinsinuated, preinsinuating.
preinsinuative, adjective
uninsinuated, adjective
uninsinuative, adjective


1. See hint. 2. introduce, inject, inculcate.
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insinuate (ɪnˈsɪnjʊˌeɪt)
 
vb
1.  (may take a clause as object) to suggest by indirect allusion, hints, innuendo, etc
2.  (tr) to introduce subtly or deviously
3.  (tr) to cause (someone, esp oneself) to be accepted by gradual approaches or manoeuvres
 
[C16: from Latin insinuāre to wind one's way into, from in-² + sinus curve]
 
in'sinuative
 
adj
 
in'sinuatory
 
adj
 
in'sinuator
 
n

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insinuate
1526 (implied in insinuation), from L. insinuatus, pp. of insinuare "bring in by windings and curvings, wind one's way into," from in- "in" + sinuare "to wind, bend, curve," from sinus "a curve, winding." Sense of "to introduce tortuously or indirectly" is from 1647.
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Example sentences
Money often guides esthetic judgment, and at the city's two current jazz
  festivals money's subtle, insinuating hand is everywhere.
Please be careful about insinuating that mental illness equals violence.
Even worse, their money often goes toward insinuating and propagating
  distortions of the truth and/or blatant lies.
My best guess is that you are insinuating that pharmaceutical companies have an
  undue influence on psychiatry.
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