4. That which is insinuated; a hint; a suggestion or intimation by distant allusion; as, slander may be conveyed
I scorn your coarse insinuation.Cowper.
Syn. Hint; intimation; suggestion. See Innuendo.
(In*sin"u*a*tive) a. [Cf. F. insinuatif.]
1. Stealing on or into the confidence or affections; having power to gain favor. "Crafty, insinuative, plausible
men." Bp. Reynolds.
2. Using insinuations; giving hints; insinuating; as, insinuative remark.
(In*sin"u*a`tor) n. [L., an introducer.] One who, or that which, insinuates. De Foe.
(In*sin"u*a*to*ry) a. Insinuative.
(In*sip"id) a. [L. insipidus; pref. in- not + sapidus savory, fr. sapere to taste: cf. F. insipide.
1. Wanting in the qualities which affect the organs of taste; without taste or savor; vapid; tasteless; as,
insipid drink or food. Boyle.
2. Wanting in spirit, life, or animation; uninteresting; weak; vapid; flat; dull; heavy; as, an insipid woman; an
Flat, insipid, and ridiculous stuff to him.South.
But his wit is faint, and his salt, if I may dare to say so, almost insipid.Dryden.
Syn. Tasteless; vapid; dull; spiritless; unanimated; lifeless; flat; stale; pointless; uninteresting.
(In`si*pid"i*ty In*sip"id*ness) n. [Cf. F. insipidité.] The quality or state of being insipid; vapidity.
"Dryden's lines shine strongly through the insipidity of Tate's." Pope.
(In*sip"id*ly), adv. In an insipid manner; without taste, life, or spirit; flatly. Locke. Sharp.
(In*sip"i*ence) n. [L. insipientia: cf. OF. insipience.] Want of intelligence; stupidity; folly. [R.]
(In*sip"i*ent) a. [L. insipiens; pref. in- not + sapiens wise.] Wanting wisdom; stupid; foolish.
[R.] Clarendon. n. An insipient person. [R.] Fryth.
(In*sist") v. i. [imp. & p. p. Insisted; p. pr. & vb. n. Insisting.] [F. insister, L. insistere to set
foot upon, follow, persist; pref. in- in + sistere to stand, cause to stand. See Stand.]
1. To stand or rest; to find support; with in, on, or upon. [R.] Ray.
2. To take a stand and refuse to give way; to hold to something firmly or determinedly; to be persistent,
urgent, or pressing; to persist in demanding; followed by on, upon, or that; as, he insisted on these
conditions; he insisted on going at once; he insists that he must have money.
Insisting on the old prerogative.Shak.
Without further insisting on the different tempers of Juvenal and Horace.Dryden.