verb (used with object), in·sin·u·at·ed, in·sin·u·at·ing.
verb (used without object), in·sin·u·at·ed, in·sin·u·at·ing.
Origin of insinuate
Examples from the Web for insinuator
Who knows what effect the flatteries of an insinuator like Alton Locke might have had upon the lively Katherina?
Word Origin for insinuate
1520s, from Latin insinuatus, past participle of insinuare "to throw in, push in, make a way; creep in, intrude, bring in by windings and curvings, wind one's way into," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + sinuare "to wind, bend, curve," from sinus "a curve, winding." Sense of "to introduce tortuously or indirectly" is from 1640s. Related: Insinuated; insinuating; insinuatingly.