Origin of insinuation
Examples from the Web for insinuation
But the insinuation that it contains an inherent nefarious motive is simply a means of dismissing the content.
Technically true, but highly misleading in its insinuation that American jobs are being moved overseas.Is the 2012 Election Finally Breaking Barack Obama’s Way?|Howard Kurtz|November 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Its insinuation into the economy of Iran had been widely observed for years.
They aim at telling a story, or conveying an insinuation, rather than at burlesquing persons.
In spite of strenuous search they were not found and Johann let fall an insinuation that the search was a sham.The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume III (of 3)|Alexander Wheelock Thayer
In reply the wily Mexican attempted to convey an insinuation of bad faith on the part of the American government.The War With Mexico, Volume I (of 2)|Justin H. Smith
But when it is intimated that all this is necessarily and inevitably so, I repel the insinuation.The Bobbin Boy|William M. Thayer
"There is my right hand," answered Albornoz, too politic to heed the insinuation.Rienzi|Edward Bulwer Lytton
British Dictionary definitions for insinuation
Word Origin and History for insinuation
1520s, from Latin insinuationem (nominative insinuatio) "entrance through a narrow way; an ingratiating oneself," noun of action from past participle stem of insinuare (see insinuate).