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- adj. Tending to insinuate; insinuating
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Stealing on or into the confidence or affections; having power to gain favor.
- adj. Using insinuations; giving hints; insinuating.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Making insinuations; hinting; insinuating.
- Stealing into the affections; ingratiating.
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It was Mr Mahmood Farooqui who made suggestive (I would hold back the word 'insinuative' for now) comments about the enormous richness of Urdu belittling (read his texts carefully and you would realize what he is trying to do) Punjabi.
Mr. Powell, playing double-stroke rolls on his toms, was insinuative; Mr. Marsalis, starting out with a fusillade on his snare, was aggressive.
Quite frankly, I am appalled by the disrespectful, insinuative and highly partisan nature of many of these comments.
What exactly was “false” rather than just imbalanced, selective, insinuative, and otherwise objectionable?
And lastly, for imaginative or insinuative reason, which is the subject of rhetoric, we think it best to refer it to the arts of reason.
Finding nothing insinuative, he moved on to the storeroom.
Which was a bit insinuative, but it worked, you know.
I tried to thrust from my mind the memory of that insinuative, incipient sensation, that rudimentary physiological hint, that primitive, inchoate anticipation of what it might be possible for a woman to feel.
It was deuced curt, it seemed to him, and veiled a sort of suggested laughter, if there was anything insinuative in polite phrases.
A voice, which was unctuous and insinuative, emanated from the figure.