innuendo

Part of speech: noun

An indirect as persion; insinuation.

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Usage examples "innuendo":

  1. But the innuendo seemed to lapse equally unheeded by his fair client and the stranger. - "On the Frontier", Bret Harte.
  2. There was so little heat in the innuendo that it seemed scarcely worth while to resent it; nevertheless she ventured to say: " Great- grandfather Vennor was a carpenter, and I suppose he worked for wages." - "A Romance in Transit", Francis Lynde.
  3. It is a way old sportsmen have, and he had never interfered by word or innuendo in Louisa's actions with regard to her engagement. - "The Heart of a Woman", Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy.