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insinuating (adj.)

"wheedling, ingratiating," 1590s, present-participle adjective from insinuate (v.). Related: Insinuatingly.

updated on December 03, 2015

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Definitions of insinuating from WordNet

insinuating (adj.)
calculated to please or gain favor;
Synonyms: ingratiating / ingratiatory
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