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Synonyms for hint
hɪnthint

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Wiktionary

  1. hintverb

    Synonyms:
    insinuate, imply, suggest, allude

  2. hintverb

    to suggest tacitly without a direct statement; to provide a clue

    I needed a hint to complete the crossword.

    Synonyms:
    allude, suggest, imply, insinuate

  3. hintverb

    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.

    Synonyms:
    allude, imply, suggest, insinuate

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. hint

    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.

    Synonyms:
    advert, allude, imply, indicate, insinuate, intimate, mention, point, refer, signify, suggest

    Preposition:
    The passage evidently alludes to the Jewish Passover.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hint, intimation, breathnoun

    an indirect suggestion

    "not a breath of scandal ever touched her"

    Synonyms:
    lead, breathing space, jot, breathing spell, touch, glimmer, breather, tip, glimmering, intimation, inkling, soupcon, clue, wind, speck, trace, pinch, mite, breathing place, tinge, confidential information, breath, steer, suggestion, breathing time

  2. hint, cluenoun

    a slight indication

    Synonyms:
    lead, jot, touch, cue, clew, tip, intimation, soupcon, clue, wind, speck, trace, pinch, mite, tinge, confidential information, breath, steer, suggestion

  3. touch, hint, tinge, mite, pinch, jot, speck, soupconnoun

    a slight but appreciable amount

    "this dish could use a touch of garlic"

    Synonyms:
    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

  4. trace, hint, suggestionnoun

    a just detectable amount

    "he speaks French with a trace of an accent"

    Synonyms:
    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

  5. tip, lead, steer, confidential information, wind, hintverb

    an indication of potential opportunity

    "he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job"

    Synonyms:
    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

  6. hint, suggestverb

    drop a hint; intimate by a hint

    Synonyms:
    propose, indicate, suggest, evoke, intimate, advise, paint a picture

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. hintverb

    Synonyms:
    suggest, intimate, insinuate, allude to, refer to, hint at, glance at, just mention, give an inkling of

  2. hintnoun

    Synonyms:
    intimation, suggestion, insinuation, allusion, slight mention

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. hintnoun

    Synonyms:
    allusion, suggestion, insinuation, intimation, innuendo, inkling

  2. hintverb

    Synonyms:
    intimate, suggest, imply, allude to, refer

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Hint":

    Jonathan James

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How to use hint in a sentence?

  1. Derek Holt:

    I detected a hint of cautious optimism that the soft patch we’re going through is something they’re prepared to look through, for now they’re still planning that first rate hike to happen ... sometime in the second half of 2022.

  2. The Post:

    If there is any hint of light in Iran’s levying of these chilling charges, it is that Iran’s accusations against Jason will soon be heard in the court of public opinion and also in a court of law, albeit in a Revolutionary Court before a judge whose unfairness has already earned him sanctions from the European Community for violations of human rights.

  3. Howard Weintraub:

    Looking at all of those trials that were conducted with a variety of these medications within the ARB family, there was no hint of a cancer risk, it was a very well-done analysis of older trials, and there was no ambiguity that there was not a signal of cancer risk.

  4. Mac Thornberry:

    What the President and the DNI have said is that the President was not briefed, which to me is a very concerning statement, i don't know the credibility of the information because I have not been briefed, but anything with any hint of credibility that would endanger our service members, much less put a bounty on their lives, to me should have been briefed immediately to the commander-in-chief and a plan to deal with that situation.

  5. Jeff Clark:

    That's all that central banks have to do anymore. Just hint that they're going to throw easy money in there and it scares the shorts and enables the Bulls and bang! we've got these nice pops.


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