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hint

hint

 
 
pronunciation:
hInt
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a subtle or indirect but comprehensible reference, intimation, or suggestion.
His owning a racehorse was a hint as to his wealth.I can't guess the answer; can you give me a hint?The fact that his basketball was not in his room gave us a hint as to where he had gone.
synonyms:
insinuation, intimation, suggestion, tip
similar words:
allusion, clue, idea, implication, inkling, innuendo, lead, note, pointer
definition 2: a barely noticeable quantity.
There was just a hint of saffron in the stew.
synonyms:
soupçon, tinge, touch, trace, whisper
antonyms:
oodles
similar words:
dash, grain, jot, kiss, shade, speck, suggestion, suspicion, whiff
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: hinted, hinting, hints
definition: to refer to or suggest subtly or indirectly.
He hinted to his boss that he was due for a raise in salary.
synonyms:
imply, insinuate, intimate, suggest
similar words:
clue, indicate, signify
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to make a subtle or indirect reference or suggestion; give a hint or clue.
She seemed to be hinting at something, but he couldn't guess what it was.
synonyms:
insinuate
similar words:
allude, refer
derivation: hintingly (adv.)
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