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insinuating

[ in-sin-yoo-ey-ting ]
/ ɪnˈsɪn yuˌeɪ tɪŋ /
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adjective

tending to instill doubts, distrust, etc.; suggestive: an insinuating letter.
gaining favor or winning confidence by artful means: an insinuating manner.

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Origin of insinuating

First recorded in 1585–95; insinuate + -ing2
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