What is another word for suggestion?

Synonyms for suggestion
səgˈdʒɛs tʃən, sə-sug·ges·tion

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term suggestion.

Wiktionary

  1. suggestionnoun

    Something suggested.

    Synonyms:
    proposal

  2. suggestionnoun

    The act of suggesting.

    Suggestion often works better than explicit demand.

    Synonyms:
    proposal

  3. suggestionnoun

    Something implied, which the mind is liable to take as fact.

    He's somehow picked up the suggestion that I like peanuts.

    Synonyms:
    proposal

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. suggestion

    A suggestion (Latin sub, under, and gero, bring) brings something before the mind less directly than by formal or explicit statement, as by a partial statement, an incidental allusion, an illustration, a question, or the like. Suggestion is often used of an unobtrusive statement of one's views or wishes to another, leaving consideration and any consequent action entirely to his judgment, and is hence, in many cases, the most respectful way in which one can convey his views to a superior or a stranger. A suggestion may be given unintentionally, and even unconsciously, as when we say an author has "a suggestive style." An intimation is a suggestion in brief utterance, or sometimes by significant act, gesture, or token, of one's meaning or wishes; in the latter case it is often the act of a superior; as, God in his providence gives us intimations of his will. A hint is still more limited in expression, and is always covert, but frequently with good intent; as, to give one a hint of danger or of opportunity. Insinuation and innuendo are used in the bad sense; an insinuation is a covert or partly veiled injurious utterance, sometimes to the very person attacked; an innuendo is commonly secret as well as sly, as if pointing one out by a significant nod (Latin in, in, to, and nuo, nod).

    Synonyms:
    hint, implication, innuendo, insinuation, intimation

Princeton's WordNet

  1. suggestionnoun

    an idea that is suggested

    "the picnic was her suggestion"

    Synonyms:
    mesmerism, hint, prompting, hypnotism, proposition, trace, proffer

  2. suggestion, proposition, proffernoun

    a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection

    "it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse"

    Synonyms:
    proffer, trace, proposal, mesmerism, hint, hypnotism, prompting, proposition

  3. 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, hint, trace, tip, pinch, vestige, proffer, mite, mesmerism, tinge, confidential information, breath, tracing, hypnotism

  4. suggestion, promptingnoun

    persuasion formulated as a suggestion

    Synonyms:
    proffer, trace, prompt, mesmerism, hint, hypnotism, prompting, proposition

  5. suggestionnoun

    the sequential mental process in which one thought leads to another by association

    Synonyms:
    mesmerism, hint, prompting, hypnotism, proposition, trace, proffer

  6. hypnotism, mesmerism, suggestionnoun

    the act of inducing hypnosis

    Synonyms:
    proffer, trace, mesmerism, prompting, hypnotism, hint, proposition

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. suggestionnoun

    Synonyms:
    hint, intimation, insinuation, allusion

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. suggestionnoun

    Synonyms:
    intimation, hint, allusion, proposal, instance, insinuation

How to pronounce suggestion?

How to say suggestion in sign language?

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankingword
#1176lead
#1234idea
#1537proposed
#1871motion
#1899wind
#2192touch
#2251recommendations
#2560suggestions
#2629proposal
#2765tip
#3018suggested
#3991recommendation
#4505shadow
#4692ghost
#5503trace
#6080breath
#6151suggestion
#6394prompt
#8738proposition
#8915hint
#11057clue
#14228tracing
#16778steer
#17127pinch
#17846implication
#26096prompting
#28001mite
#30914speck
#44346jot
#51887tincture
#54619innuendo
#62776tinge
#69396hypnotism
#82628intimation
#84046vestige
#91753proffer
#128370insinuation
#202251mesmerism
#209786soupcon

How to use suggestion in a sentence?

  1. Pearse Doherty:

    The suggestion is that our regulation is a lot tighter and that is true for the banks but it is not true for the IFSC, we need a proper open debate about what kind of investment strategy do we want. There is no point doing this when things go belly up, if things go belly up, because that is what will happen.

  2. Drew Benson:

    The plaintiffs' allegations misinterpret basic principles of buy-side valuation and Credit Suisse rejects any suggestion that we acted improperly.

  3. Joshua Blackman:

    He is bold, he doesn't blanch at a suggestion that a major law is unconstitutional. If he thinks something's valid, he'll stop it.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    If a selfless suggestion is given to a foolish person for his benefit,then remain always prepared either to be ignored or to listen to his horde of senseless advice thereupon

  5. Judge John Gibney Jr.:

    If we have problems with local registrars who decide that this order does not require them to allow additional registration, you have my phone, i will give them a suggestion.


Translations for suggestion

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for suggestion »

Translation

Find a translation for the suggestion synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Citation

Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"suggestion." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 13 Aug. 2022. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/suggestion>.

Discuss these suggestion synonyms with the community:

0 Comments

    Are we missing a good synonym for suggestion?

    Browse Synonyms.com

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a human thesaurus?

    »
    Synonym for Oxymoron
    • A. Stupid
    • B. Demented
    • C. Ignorant
    • D. Contradictory

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for suggestion: