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[ UK /ɪnsˈɪnjuːˌe‍ɪtɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ˌɪnˈsɪnjueɪtɪŋ/ ]
  1. calculated to please or gain favor
    a smooth ingratiating manner
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How To Use insinuating In A Sentence

  • And Uncle Abner cackled insinuatingly at the editor's remark, for he was expecting at least a "stickful" in the "Personal Notes" of the Sixes and Sevens
  • I'm not insinuating anything, well; if I am it's just the truth.
  • All those stately equipages were good, and the one that fell to us mounted the hill to our hotel by a grade so insinuating that the balkiest horse in Roman Holidays, and Others
  • Zwei, by insinuating a steady pulse into its musical gymnastics, seems to slightly rejuvenate it.
  • When Finlay asks if he had ever met Samuels before, Monty says no, then adds insinuatingly, Of course, I've seen a lot of guys like him. Caught in the Crossfire: Adrian Scott and the Politics of Americanism in 1940s Hollywood
  • In a number of asides, the magicians joke with the women in the audience, insinuating that Platonic love, although delightful in theory, is unlikely to satisfy their every need.
  • The inhumanity of the cyberworld and the robot seem to be insinuating their way into what we thought of as our ‘deepest’ humanity.
  • Near to him, employing all the ingratiatory insinuating arts she knew, and so absorbed in Scraper that she forgot even to direct the procession, was Lil. Schwartz: A History From "Schwartz" by David Christie Murray
  • By insinuating himself into the French nobility, he systematically destroys the men who manipulated and enslaved him.
  • You are a crack shot issuing DMCA takedown orders, I believe?" said the pirate, insinuatingly. Shakespeare Help Needed
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