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innuendo

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(Adult / Slang)
An indirect or subtle aspersion or derogatory insinuation either spoken or written about a person; a veiled or equivocal reflection on character or reputation; an allusive or oblique remark.

SYNONYMS: allusion; aside; aspersion; hint; implication; imputation; insinuation; intimation; overtone; reference; whisper.

QUOTES:

(1) Groucho (Groucho Marx) in Monkey Business (1931): ' Love flies out the door when money comes innuendo.'

(2) Nicole L'Oiselle (Claudette Colbert) to Michael Brandon (Gary Cooper) in Bluebeard's Eight Wife (1938): ' You seem to be a man full of innuendoes.'

(3) Jack, 14th Earl of Gurney/God/J.C. (Peter O'Toole) to young Dinsdale Gurney (James Villiers) who is trying to show J.C. the light of his father's true intentions in marrying Him to his mistress in The Ruling Class (1972): ' Insinuendo is insinuation towards innuendo brought about by increased negativism out of a negative reaction to your father's positivism.'

(4) Mother Penny and British agent 007 James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) in GoldenEye (1995):
-- Mother Penny: ' You know, this sort of behavior could qualify as sexual harassment.'
-- James Bond: ' Really. What's the penalty for that? '
-- Mother Penny: ' Some day you have to make good on your innuendos.'


innuendo rate
double meaning, often crude

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