hint, intimation, breath(noun)
an indirect suggestion
"not a breath of scandal ever touched her"
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a slight indication
touch, hint, tinge, mite, pinch, jot, speck, soupcon(noun)
a slight but appreciable amount
"this dish could use a touch of garlic"
touch, touch sensation, signature, intimation, mite, jot, wind, spot, apprehension, corpuscle, sense of touch, exigency, cutaneous senses, suggestion, confidential information, lead, arrest, touch modality, tactile sensation, tinge, soupcon, ghost, pinch, speck, touching, particle, clue, taking into custody, steer, undertone, tactual sensation, skin senses, jotting, molecule, atom, pinpoint, collar, emergency, tweak, breath, feeling, contact, catch, trace, tip, mote
trace, hint, suggestion(noun)
a just detectable amount
"he speaks French with a trace of an accent"
lead, jot, touch, steer, proposition, prompting, shadow, ghost, intimation, tincture, soupcon, clue, wind, speck, trace, tip, pinch, vestige, proffer, mite, mesmerism, tinge, confidential information, breath, tracing, suggestion, hypnotism
tip, lead, steer, confidential information, wind, hint(verb)
an indication of potential opportunity
"he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job"
touch, flatus, mite, farting, lead-in, wind, crest, atomic number 82, nothingness, pinch, crown, suggestion, jot, confidential information, bakshis, peak, leading, breaking wind, soupcon, bullock, point, pourboire, tether, lead, wind instrument, lead story, trail, clue, baksheesh, lede, winding, steer, tinge, leash, gratuity, fart, star, malarkey, idle words, malarky, bakshish, jazz, jumper cable, jumper lead, air current, booster cable, intimation, principal, current of air, top, trace, pencil lead, breath, tip, speck, summit, backsheesh, track, spark advance, twist
drop a hint; intimate by a hint
to suggest tacitly without a direct statement; to provide a clue
She hinted at the possibility of a recount of the votes.
to develop and add hints to a font
The typographer worked all day on hinting her new font so it would look good on computer screens.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Advert, mention, and refer are used of language that more or less distinctly utters a certain thought; the others of language from which it may be inferred. We allude to a matter slightly, perhaps by a word or phrase, as it were in byplay; we advert to it when we turn from our path to treat it; we refer to it by any clear utterance that distinctly turns the mind or attention to it; as, marginal figures refer to a parallel passage; we mention a thing by explicit word, as by naming it. The speaker adverted to the recent disturbances and the remissness of certain public officers; tho he mentioned no name, it was easy to see to whom he alluded. One may hint at a thing in a friendly way, but what is insinuated is always unfavorable, generally both hostile and cowardly. One may indicate his wishes, intimate his plans, imply his opinion, signify his will, suggest a course of action. Compare SUGGESTION.
The passage evidently alludes to the Jewish Passover.
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How to use hint in a sentence?
Erekat's tapping as the next PLO secretary-general might be a hint that he'll be appointed vice-president.
The greatest thing in family life is to take a hint when a hint is intended-and not to take a hint when a hint isn't intended.
Unless a man or woman has experienced the darkness of the soul he or she can know nothing of that transforming laughter without which no hint of the ultimate reality of the opposites can be faintly intuited.
It’s a premium lager, it’s got a very good balance of flavor and refreshment to it. It’s fairly deep golden in color. It’s got a hint of fruit to it. It’s got a caramel aromatic to it.
It's just as possible that she was dropping a hint as that she was expressing frustration with the case, everyone is going to read into these kinds of tea leaves whatever they want to.
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- nápověda, vodítko, náznak, narážka, klíčCzech
- dar un indicio, indirectaSpanish
- hitunen, vihje, vihjata, vihjaista, aavistusFinnish
- soupçon, indication, faire allusionFrench
- gliocasScottish Gaelic
- pista, indicioGalician
- aiuto, allusione, suggerimento, dritta, indizio, accennoItalian
- ヒント, ほのめかす, 手がかりJapanese
- tīwhiri, whakamōhioMāori
- hinte, antydeNorwegian
- toque, quêPortuguese
- подсказка, намекать, шанс, возможность, намёк, наводка, намекнуть, случайRussian
- vink, antydan, ledtrådSwedish
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