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 of insinuating

First recorded in 1585–95; insinuate + -ing2
Related formsin·sin·u·at·ing·ly, adverbhalf-in·sin·u·at·ing, adjectivehalf-in·sin·u·at·ing·ly, adverbpre·in·sin·u·at·ing·ly, adverbun·in·sin·u·at·ing, adjective
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Examples from the Web for insinuatingly

Historical Examples of insinuatingly

  • "Her late master was unlucky, I've heard," said I, insinuatingly.

    Confessions Of Con Cregan

    Charles James Lever

  • "At least your highness will remain to luncheon," she said insinuatingly.

    Romance of Roman Villas

    Elizabeth W. (Elizbeth Williams) Champney

  • Ben laughed so heartily, so insinuatingly, the contagion of his fun could not be resisted.

    The Clansman

    Thomas Dixon

  • "I have brought the shares I spoke of," continued Mr. Wiles, insinuatingly.

  • Passepoil whispered, insinuatingly: "Could I help to carry off the lady?"

    The Duke's Motto

    Justin Huntly McCarthy