un insinuating

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
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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