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Meaning of INSINUATING

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*sin"u*a`ting\, a.
Winding, creeping, or flowing in, quietly or stealthily;
suggesting; winning favor and confidence insensibly.
--Milton.

      His address was courteous, and even insinuating.
                                               --Prescott.

 
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