- n. 暗讽，讽刺；影射
- vt. 暗示，旁敲侧击地表达
- vi. 影射；说讽刺话
- innuendo:  An innuendo was originally a hint given with a ‘nod’ or a wink. The word is a derivative of Latin innuere ‘signal to by means of a nod’, a compound verb formed from in- ‘towards’ and nuere ‘nod’. The ablative case of its gerund, innuendō ‘by nodding’, was used in medieval legal documents as the equivalent of ‘that is to say, i.e’. In particular, it introduced the derogatory meaning claimed by the plaintiff in a libel case to be contained in or implied by a statement, and this formed the basis for its metaphorical transference to any ‘oblique derogatory implication’.
- innuendo (n.)
- 1670s, "oblique hint, indiscreet suggestion," usually a deprecatory one, from Latin innuendo "by meaning, pointing to," literally "giving a nod to," ablative of gerund of innuere "to mean, signify," literally "to nod to," from in- "at" + nuere "to nod" (see numinous). Originally a legal phrase (1560s) from Medieval Latin, with the sense of "to wit." It often introduced the derogatory meaning alleged in libel cases, which influenced its broader meaning. As a verb, from 1706.
- 1. The report was based on rumours, speculation, and innuendo.
- 2. The dialogue was all filth and innuendo.
- 3. Mark told by innuendo that the opposing team would lose the game.
- 4. Madge Wildfire was not so absolutely void of common sense as not to understand this innuendo.
- 5. Yan Jing Ke suspected Prince an excuse to delay repeatedly urged innuendo.
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