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insinuation 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/inˌsinyo͞oˈāSHən/,
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insinuations, plural;
  1. An unpleasant hint or suggestion of something bad
    • - I've done nothing to deserve all your vicious insinuations
    • - a piece of filthy insinuation

  1. an indirect (and usually malicious) implication
  2. ingratiation: the act of gaining acceptance or affection for yourself by persuasive and subtle blandishments; "she refused to use insinuation in order to gain favor"
  3. (insinuate) introduce or insert (oneself) in a subtle manner; "He insinuated himself into the conversation of the people at the nearby table"
  4. (insinuate) intimate: give to understand; "I insinuated that I did not like his wife"
  5. (insinuating) ingratiating: calculated to please or gain favor; "a smooth ingratiating manner"
  6. An innuendo is a baseless invention of thoughts or ideas. It can also be a remark or question, typically disparaging (also called insinuation), that works obliquely by allusion. ...
  7. The act or process of insinuating; a creeping, winding, or flowing in; The act of gaining favor, affection, or influence, by gentle or artful means; — formerly used in a good sense, as of friendly influence or interposition; The art or power of gaining good will by a prepossessing manner; That ...
  8. (insinuate) To make a way for or introduce something by subtle, crafty or artful means; To creep, wind, or flow into; To enter gently, slowly, or imperceptibly, as into crevices; To ingratiate oneself; to obtain access or favor by flattery or cunning; To hint at (something); to suggest or ...
  9. (insinuate) in·sin·u·ate (în-sînąyˇ-ât´) verb in·sin·u·at·ed, in·sin·u·at·ing, in·sin·u·ates verb, transitive 1. To introduce or otherwise convey (a thought, for example) gradually and insidiously. 2. To introduce or insert (oneself) by subtle and artful means. [Latin ěnsinuâre] . ...
  10. (insinuate) to suggest unpleasantly
  11. hint, suggestion, reference, implication