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See definition of insinuating on Dictionary.com
  • adj.provoking doubt
  • adj.attempting to gain favor

synonyms for insinuating

  • intriguing
  • evocative
  • evocatory
  • expressive
  • giving an inkling
  • indicative
  • insinuative
  • insinuatory
  • pregnant
  • redolent
  • remindful
  • reminiscent
  • significative
  • suggestive
  • symbolic
  • symptomatic
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How to use insinuating in a sentence

Marius frowned darkly, but before he could speak, Tressan was insinuating a compliment to the Marquise.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
"I am afraid that it concerns all of us," the count was saying in a dangerously insinuating voice.
THE WEIGHT OF THE CROWNFRED M. WHITE
It does smell delicious, came in an insinuating tone from the window-seat across the room.
THOSE DALE GIRLSFRANK WESTON CARRUTH
"The overland route does not lead directly through paradise, my dear Mrs. Stanley," admitted Coronado with insinuating candor.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
The insinuating affectionateness and winning playfulness had hitherto not been brought out so distinctly.
FREDERICK CHOPIN AS A MAN AND MUSICIANFREDERICK NIECKS
But where 257 Delacroix is rough and violent, Isabey is caressing and insinuating: they are not brothers, but distant cousins.
THE HISTORY OF MODERN PAINTING, VOLUME 1 (OF 4)RICHARD MUTHER
It is an insinuating and insidious ailment and its progress is cumulative.
THE EUGENIC MARRIAGE, VOL. 3 (OF 4)W. GRANT HAGUE
The Vicar took Wanless's words as insinuating that he wanted to drink, which was far enough from what Thomas intended.
THE LIFE OF THOMAS WANLESS, PEASANTALEXANDER JOHNSTONE WILSON
Mr. Belcher saw the impression he had made upon him, and became soft and insinuating in his manner.
SEVENOAKSJ. G. HOLLAND
It is truly surprising, that the father of the faithful should listen to this insinuating request.
FEMALE SCRIPTURE BIOGRAPHIES, VOL. IFRANCIS AUGUSTUS COX
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WORDS RELATED TO INSINUATING

  • civil
  • complaisant
  • courteous
  • disarming
  • duteous
  • dutiful
  • ingratiating
  • ingratiatory
  • insinuating
  • insinuative
  • obedient
  • obeisant
  • obsequious
  • polite
  • regardful
  • reverential
  • saccharine
  • silken
  • silky
  • submissive
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.