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innuendo
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Definition something suggested indirectly — (often a negative comment about someone, or sexual humor)
  • She's been convicted in the press based on rumor or innuendo.
innuendo = things implied, but not actually stated with facts
  • I don't read her column. It's too much gossip and innuendo.
  • innuendo = things implied, but not actually stated
  • She denied that she intended any sexual innuendo.
  • There was no mistaking his innuendo, and Saxon felt her cheeks flaming.
    Jack London  --  The Valley of the Moon
  • There were three married couples and Jordan's escort, a persistent undergraduate given to violent innuendo, and obviously under the impression that sooner or later Jordan was going to yield him up her person to a greater or lesser degree.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • innuendo = suggestive sexual humor
  • The bar is in full swing, and floating rounds of cocktails permeate the garden outside, until the air is alive with chatter and laughter, and casual innuendo and introductions forgotten on the spot, and enthusiastic meetings between women who never knew each other's names.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • innuendo = things suggested indirectly
  • Rumors, gossip, and innuendo were as common as actual truth.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • Such bullying and browbeating and innuendo as Mason had indulged in before the jury would never pass as fair or adequate in any higher court.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • You can make all the innuendoes about Luke you want.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • Two plus hours of hip-hop, Brittany giggling, and Joel's immature, totally not sexy innuendos.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • I don't like innuendo in these deafening English whispers.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • There were a lot of innuendos, overt suggestions, and laughter before the transmission ended with a promise to get together when he got into town.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • I swear, for someone so smart, Lilly sure does go for the whole rumor and innuendo thing in a major way.
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • Me: " 'I do not know which to prefer, / The beauty of inflections / Or the beauty of innuendos, / The blackbird whistling / Or just after.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • But Charlie was beyond noticing innuendos.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • The possibility for crude sexual innuendo is there, but I duck it.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • The damage would go far beyond the innuendos Marilyn Monroe spread around Hollywood before her untimely death.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Because I knew my feelings for him were vulnerable to being felled by my mother's suspicions, passing remarks, and innuendos.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • Now, remember, Mr. McLean, this portrait is crudely sketched in the crayons of innuendo.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • I ignored this innuendo and waited for Captain Nemo's explanation.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

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