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Definition of Innuendo

Innuendo

  1. An oblique hint; a remote allusion or reference, usually derogatory to a person or thing not named; an insinuation.
  2. An averment employed in pleading, to point the application of matter otherwise unintelligible; an interpretative parenthesis thrown into quoted matter to explain an obscure word or words; -- as, the plaintiff avers that the defendant said that he (innuendo the plaintiff) was a thief.

Innuendo Quotations

When people talk, they lay lines on each other, do a lot of role playing, sidestep, shilly-shally and engage in all manner of vagueness and innuendo. We do this and expect others to do it, yet at the same time we profess to long for the plain truth, for people to say what they mean, simple as that. Such hypocrisy is a human universal.
Steven Pinker

When public men indulge themselves in abuse, when they deny others a fair trial, when they resort to innuendo and insinuation, to libel, scandal, and suspicion, then our democratic society is outraged, and democracy is baffled.
J. William Fulbright

We pledge to fight the dark forces high in the counsels of the Republican Party which have made political capital out of the techniques of character assassination by innuendo.
Emanuel Celler

I'm not hurting anybody. Comedy's all about innuendo. I'm putting it out there just like anybody else.
Jeff Ross

What's really fun is seeing mothers bringing their daughters to the shows. And the best part is the mothers know they don't have to worry about sexual innuendo in the songs. The shows are family shows.
Peter Noone
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Innuendo Translations

innuendo in German is Anspielung {f}
innuendo in Norwegian is insinuasjon
innuendo in Spanish is indirecta
innuendo in Swedish is insinuation

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