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insinuate

verb [T] uk   /ɪnˈsɪn.ju.eɪt/ us  
to suggest, without being direct, that something unpleasant is true: [+ (that)] Are you insinuating (that) I'm losing my nerve? What are you insinuating, Daniel?Suggestions and proposals
insinuation
noun [C or U] uk   /ɪnˌsɪn.juˈeɪ.ʃən/ us  
[+ that] We resent these insinuations that we are not capable of leading the company forward.Suggestions and proposals
(Definition of insinuate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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