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innuendo

in·nu·en·do

innuendo

 
 
pronunciation:
In yu en do
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
inflections: innuendoes, innuendos
definition 1: an indirect and usu. derogatory hint, allusion, or insinuation.
Her career barely survived the innuendos of her enemies.
definition 2: the use of such hints or insinuations.
Innuendo can be just as damaging as direct criticism or accusation, if not more damaging.
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