Translation of suggestive in Spanish:


insinuante, adj.

Pronunciation /sə(ɡ)ˈdʒɛstɪv//səˈdʒɛstɪv/


  • 1

    (gesture/laugh) insinuante
    (gesture/laugh) provocativo
    • Explicitly sexual lyrics and suggestive dancing have sparked scathing newspaper columns and local judges have banned minors from attending the dances.
    • She gives him a playfully sexually suggestive smile.
    • The couple had stepped into the gallery briefly and the suggestive subject matter of the art on the walls caused an abrupt about face.
    • They claimed the poster was ‘indecent, sexually suggestive and demeaning to men’.
    • But Davis is said to have continued his harassment by sending a sexually suggestive letter to the officer from his new prison.
    • Of course, no matter how suggestive his lyrics, Kelly is entitled to the presumption of innocence.
    • A driver who left a woman passenger terror stricken when he drove her past her home also lost his licence, as did a driver who made sexually suggestive remarks to a passenger.
    • She opens the letter to reveal a series of photographs of herself, taken in suggestive positions and compromising sexual activities around the house.
    • The Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland differentiates between nudity and suggestive sexual imagery.
    • In October, WDIA and several other large popular music radio stations ban several songs for their sexually suggestive lyrics.
    • Through Lowson's kitchen window we see an anatomically suggestive, sexually charged landscape, and so it is with many of these poems.
    • Exposing children to the sexually suggestive gyrations seen in most film songs is actually sex abuse in the case of a child, says Dr. John.
    • Films oscillate between sensuality and vulgarity, between suggestive sexuality and indecent exposure.
    • If he persists, however, in hitting on you and continuing with the suggestive remarks, then, indeed, you have a harassment case.
    • She describes these rages as often provoked by strangers on the street who whistle at her or make some sexually suggestive remark.
    • A suggestive remark such as that would usually make me smack the person on the face.
    • Sexually suggestive graffiti was also scrawled on the school walls.
    • This guy sitting behind me in one of my classes always makes suggestive remarks.
    • The Texas House of Representatives, struggling to find ways of filling their days, passed a bill that would outlaw sexually suggestive cheerleading.
  • 2to be suggestive of sth

    • 2.1(indicative)

      parecer indicar algo
      the figures are suggestive of an upturn in the economy las cifras parecen indicar un repunte en la economía
      • She paints objects, often in an enlarged or abstracted way, that are suggestive of ‘guides’ that shape our lives.
      • Several patients continued taking alendronate after the occurrence of symptoms suggestive of esophageal irritation.
      • There is also a splendid view from Cave Hill over the lough to the south shore where there are mountains more suggestive of volcanic Polynesia than Cultra and Holywood.
      • Symptoms suggestive of LV failure are related primarily to pulmonary edema, and include a persistent cough and dyspnea.
      • The very word ‘automatic’ is suggestive of control being wrested from human beings and surrendered to the machine.
      • Baseline information included questions about symptoms suggestive of asthma as well as any confirmed diagnosis of the condition.
      • Her photographs are staged and suggestive of narrative and literature, focusing mainly on female characters.
      • The canker is suggestive of the character weaknesses, hurtful habits and secret sins that lurk below the surface of our respectability until exposed by extreme stress.
      • Steel cables are more typically found on boats and the hanging spheres are suggestive of the ingenious way the small spaces in cabins are kitted out.
      • Electrolyte levels should be monitored, and patients should report any signs or symptoms suggestive of electrolyte imbalance.
      • The alternate names chosen for the three characters are suggestive of the values depicted by the original roles in tune with Ramayana.
      • Diagnostic genetic testing refers to the use of a gene test in a patient who has symptoms suggestive of Huntington's disease, with or without a family history.
      • Laurence Eastwood's set, elegant and subtly suggestive of its inhabitant's character, also deserves a mention.
      • The majority of patients have symptoms suggestive of an infection of the upper respiratory tract at the onset of the episodes.
      • The fragmented pieces of captured text are projected onto a blank white wall to create subtly shifting images suggestive of bygone worlds.
      • These indications were suggestive of six previous hybridization events between the two native carnivores.
      • Patients were instructed to report to the clinic immediately when they had symptoms suggestive of an acute pulmonary exacerbation.
      • The palatial swagger of Vanbrugh's Castle Howard is suggestive of its patron's pride in the lineage of the Howard family and its place in history.
      • Low-dose treatment should not be used in patients with symptoms suggestive of temporal arteritis.
      • The lyrics are merely picturesque and somewhat reminiscent and suggestive of far-away places.

    • 2.2(reminiscent)

      hacer pensar en algo
      evocar algo
      the design is suggestive of a Roman villa el diseño hace pensar en / evoca una villa romana

  • 3formal

    (which stimulates thought)
    (theory/commentary) que llama a la reflexión
    • It may well be that contact with oriental cosmology and theology helped to liberate their imagination; it certainly gave them many suggestive ideas.
    • The regulations adopted in Shanghai will provide suggestive ideas for national AIDS legislation.
    • The normalized deviate of the ratio trait also demonstrated suggestive evidence of linkage in this region with a LOD of 2.63.
    • There is some suggestive evidence that it causes some people to have suicidal thinking and some suicidal behavior.
    • Every once in a while it is refreshing to put aside detailed academic monographs in favor of shorter studies that are full of suggestive concepts and ideas.
    • But hard evidence for this human contribution simply does not exist; the evidence we have is suggestive at best.
    • Thus, there is some suggestive evidence consistent with our second hypothesis, although there have been no direct tests.
    • Since then, studies in transgenic mice have produced suggestive evidence that a link exists.
    • In fact, these failures to replicate provide suggestive evidence on the conditions under which the interaction will or will not appear.
    • There was suggestive but inconclusive evidence that predation rates also declined with increasing wave forces.
    • Another suggestive piece of evidence is comparison with dogs that remain on the other side of the long vanished Asia-North America land connection.
    • Both nonspecialists and specialists in Tillich's theology will find here ideas suggestive for contemporary teaching and preaching.
    • Powers sifts psychological and historical evidence in a suggestive but inconclusive search for convincing connections.
    • As part of some larger argument or larger body of evidence this might be suggestive evidence.
    • The researchers also found suggestive but inconclusive evidence that erythropoietin may improve overall survival.
    • Their essays highlight the extent to which politics was in flux during this period, a point reinforced by Christophe Prochasson in his suggestive piece.
    • Accordingly, there is suggestive evidence that intentions, and factors associated with the growth intention, may vary by gender.
    • The piece is suggestive rather than explicit, and passive in the way it interacts with or on the audience.
    • However, much of the evidence remains suggestive rather than conclusive because all studies are based on natural matings.
    • But Walsh believes the sheer volume of suggestive evidence makes it convincing.