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Definition of "insinuation" []

  • The act, process, or practice of insinuating. (noun)
  • Something insinuated, especially an artfully indirect, often derogatory suggestion. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "insinuation" in a sentence
  • "You can see how galling it can be to have your name so used, especially when the insinuation is that I am the ignorant party in the dispute. from → Unexamined Life"
  • "The insinuation is almost invariably that they owe their riches not to entrepreneurial ability, but to political connections."
  • "The insinuation is not that they "compromise with the system", but that they largely profit on behalf of the others (the state budgets)."