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Meaning of INSINUATIVE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*sin"u*a*tive\, a. [Cf. F. insinuatif.]
1. Stealing on or into the confidence or affections; having
   power to gain favor. ``Crafty, insinuative, plausible
   men.'' --Bp. Reynolds.

2. Using insinuations; giving hints; insinuating; as,
   insinuative remark.

 

 

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