insinuation

  • 1 insinuation — [ ɛ̃sinɥasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1319; lat. insinuatio 1 ♦ Anc. Dr. Inscription d un acte sur un registre; insertion. Insinuation d un testament, d un contrat. 2 ♦ (XVIIe) Vx Action de s insinuer (1o), de pénétrer. « L insinuation de l aliment dans les… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Insinuation — In*sin u*a tion, n. [L. insinuatio: cf. F. insinuation.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act or process of insinuating; a creeping, winding, or flowing in. [1913 Webster] By a soft insinuation mix d With earth s large mass. Crashaw. [1913 Webster] 2. The… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 insinuation — insinuation, innuendo mean covert suggestion or a covert allusion to something. Insinuation applies chiefly to a remark, comment, or question which conveys or seems to convey a hint or implication, often one that is discreditable to the person at …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 insinuation — Insinuation. s. f. v. Action par laquelle on insinuë quelque chose: Ainsi en Rhetorique on appelle, Insinuation, Certaine partie du discours par laquelle on s insinuë doucement dans la bienveillance des auditeurs. Insinuation, signifie aussi,… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 5 Insinuation — (v. lat.), 1) die Behändigung richterlicher Decrete, Zufertigungen od. Ladungen an die Betheiligten. Die I. muß in der Regel demjenigen, an den sie gerichtet ist, selbst, od. an dessen Bevollmächtigten geschehen, u. nur dann, wenn er nicht… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 6 Insinuation — (lat.), Einschmeichelung, Einflüsterung; in der Rechtssprache soviel wie Zustellung (s. d.). Insinuationsdokument, Ein oder Behändigungsschein; Insinuationsmandatar, der von einer auswärtigen Partei zur Empfangnahme von amtlichen Zustellungen… …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 7 Insinuation — (lat.), Einschmeichelung; geheime listige Mitteilung einer Nachricht, Einflüsterung einer Meinung etc. zu übeln oder selbstischen Zwecken; Einreichung einer Schrift bei einer Behörde; insbes. Einhändigung einer gerichtlichen Zufertigung oder… …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 8 Insinuation — Insinuation, lat. deutsch, amtliches Wissenlassen, Einhändigung von Verfügungen u.s.w., um namentlich den Beweis für den Empfang der Mittheilung zu sichern; insinuiren, einhändigen. I. wird in der gewöhnlichen Sprache auch in der Bedeutung von… …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 9 insinuation — I noun allusion, aspersion, clue, hint, implication, indirect allusion, indirect comment, indirect implication, inference, innuendo, intimation, oblique hint, reference, significatio, suggestion, veiled observation, veiled remark II index… …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 insinuation — 1520s, from L. insinuationem (nom. insinuatio) entrance through a narrow way; an ingratiating oneself, noun of action from pp. stem of insinuare (see INSINUATE (Cf. insinuate)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 insinuation — ► NOUN ▪ an unpleasant hint or suggestion …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 insinuation — [in sin΄yo͞o ā′shən] n. [L insinuatio] 1. the act of insinuating 2. something insinuated; specif., a) a sly hint or suggestion, esp. against someone b) action or remark intended to win favor; ingratiation …

    English World dictionary

  • 13 insinuation — (in si nu a sion ; en vers, de six syllabes) s. f. 1°   Action de pénétrer, de s introduire. •   Si on considère combien est lente et insensible l insinuation de l aliment dans les parties qui le reçoivent...., BOSSUET Connaiss. III, 6.… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 14 INSINUATION — s. f. Adresse dans le style, dans le langage, par laquelle on insinue quelque chose. Il désigne particulièrement, en Rhétorique, Ce que dit un orateur pour s insinuer dans la bienveillance de son auditoire. Exorde par insinuation.   Il se dit… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 15 insinuation — n. 1) to make an insinuation 2) an insinuation that + clause (she didn t like his insinuation that she had cheated) * * * [ɪnˌsɪnjʊ eɪʃ(ə)n] to make an insinuation an insinuation that + clause (she didn t like his insinuation that she had… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 INSINUATION — n. f. Adresse par laquelle, sans énoncer positivement une chose, on la donne à entendre, ou on prépare l’esprit à la recevoir. Une insinuation adroite. Une légère insinuation. Une insinuation perfide. Il est quelquefois plus difficile de se… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 17 insinuation — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ veiled VERB + INSINUATION ▪ make ▪ resent ▪ I deeply resent the insinuation that I m only interested in the money. PREPOSITION …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18 insinuation — /in sin yooh ay sheuhn/, n. 1. an indirect or covert suggestion or hint, esp. of a derogatory nature: She made nasty insinuations about her rivals. 2. covert or artful suggestion or hinting, as of something implied: His methods of insinuation are …

    Universalium

  • 19 insinuation — in|sin|u|a|tion [ınˌsınjuˈeıʃən] n 1.) something that someone says which seems to mean something unpleasant, but does not say this openly ▪ She rejected the insinuation that she was partly to blame. 2.) [U] when someone says something insinuating …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 insinuation — noun 1 (C) something that someone insinuates: the insinuation that they did not know how to run their own business 2 (U) the act of insinuating something …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English