Insinuation

Definition of Insinuation

In`sin´u`a`tion
n.1.
1.The act or process of insinuating; a creeping, winding, or flowing in.
By a soft insinuation mix'd
With earth's large mass.
- Crashaw.
2.The act of gaining favor, affection, or influence, by gentle or artful means; - formerly used in a good sense, as of friendly influence or interposition.
I hope through the insinuation of Lord Scarborough to keep them here till further orders.
- Lady Cowper.
3.The art or power of gaining good will by a prepossessing manner.
He bad a natural insinuation and address which made him acceptable in the best company.
- Clarendon.
4.That which is insinuated; a hint; a suggestion or intimation by distant allusion; as, slander may be conveyed by insinuations.
I scorn your coarse insinuation.
- Cowper.

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