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insinuate

verb [T] uk   us   /ɪnˈsɪn.ju.eɪt/
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?
insinuation
noun [C or U] uk   us   /ɪnˌsɪn.juˈeɪ.ʃən/
[+ that] We resent these insinuations that we are not capable of leading the company forward.
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