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Noun: insinuation  in,sin-yoo'ey-shun
  1. An indirect (and usually malicious) implication
    - innuendo
  2. The act of gaining acceptance or affection for yourself by persuasive and subtle blandishments
    "she refused to use insinuation in order to gain favour";
    - ingratiation

Derived forms: insinuations

Type of: blandishment, implication, wheedling

Encyclopedia: Insinuation