Insinuative In*sin"u*a*tive, a. [Cf. F. insinuatif.] [1913 Webster] 1. Stealing on or into the confidence or affections; having power to gain favor. ``Crafty, insinuative, plausible men.'' --Bp. Reynolds. [1913 Webster]

2. Using insinuations; giving hints; insinuating; as, insinuative remark. [1913 Webster]

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