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hint

noun

1 hint

An indirect suggestion.

synonyms: breath, intimation.

Roget 514: supposition, assumption, assumed position, postulation, condition, presupposition, hypothesis, blue sky hypothesis, postulate, postulatum [Lat.], theory; thesis, theorem; ... show more



2 hint

A slight indication.

synonym: clue.

Roget 550: indication; symbolism, symbolization; semiology, semiotics, semeiology, semeiotics; Zeitgeist.    [means of recognition: property] characteristic, diagnostic; lineament, feature, ... show more

3 hint

A slight but appreciable amount.

synonyms: jot, mite, pinch, soupcon, speck, tinge, touch.

Roget 32: smallness etc. adj.; littleness etc. (small size) 193; tenuity; paucity; fewness etc. (small number) 103; meanness, ... show more

Dutch: snufje, snuifje
Polish: szczypta

4 hint

A just detectable amount:
— A hint mockery in her manner.

synonyms: suggestion, tint, trace.

Roget 505: memory, remembrance; retention, retentiveness; tenacity; veteris vestigia flammae [Lat.]; tablets of the memory; readiness.    reminiscence, recognition, recollection, rememoration; recurrence, flashback; ... show more

Roget 527: information, enlightenment, acquaintance, knowledge etc. 490; publicity etc. 531; data etc. 467.    communication, ... show more

Dutch: spoor

5 hint

An indication of potential opportunity.

synonyms: confidential information, lead, steer, tip, wind.

Polish: cynk

verb

1 hint

Drop a hint; intimate by a hint.

synonym: suggest.

Roget 514: suppose, conjecture, surmise, suspect, guess, divine; theorize; presume, presurmise, presuppose; assume, fancy, wis, take it; ... show more

Roget 527: tell; inform, inform of; acquaint, acquaint with; impart, impart to; make acquaintance with, apprise, advise, enlighten, awaken; transmit.    ... show more


Moby thesaurus: admonishment, admonition, adumbrate, adumbration, advert, advice, aide-memoire, alarm, allegorize, allegory, allude, allude to, allusion, angle, arcane meaning, argue, assistance, assume, assumption, augur ... show more.

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