Definitions

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  • adj. Insinuating; insinuative.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Insinuating; insinuative.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Insinuating.

Etymologies

Latin insinuans, present participle: compare French insinuant. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Spiritus quoque aeris et mali genii aliquando se tempestatibus ingerunt, et menti humanae se latenter insinuant, eamque vexant, exagitant, et ut fluctus marini, humanum corpus ventis agitatur.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Sainte Beuve says: -- “C'était un misanthrope poli, insinuant, souriant, qui précédait de bien peu et préparait avec charme l'autre MISAN -

    Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims

  • The form enveloping an insinuant story was the basis of my lust for Sherin Guirguis 'work as well.

    Brit Lit Blogs

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