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insinuation

in·sin·u·a·tion

insinuation

 
pronunciation:
ihn sIn yu eI shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sly hint or suggestion, esp. a derogatory or malicious one.
He resented her insinuation that he hadn't done the work himself.
similar words:
hint
definition 2: the act of insinuating oneself into another's favor or affections; ingratiation.