Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
suggestion

sug·ges·tion

suggestion

 
 
pronunciation:
s jes chn [or] sg jes chn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of suggesting or state of being suggested.
Suggestion does not work on small children; you have to give them commands.
synonyms:
recommendation
similar words:
offer
definition 2: something that is suggested.
The teachers did not like my suggestion that they allow students to chew gum in class.
synonyms:
offer, pointer, proposal, proposition
definition 3: a small amount; hint; trace.
The delicious soup had a lot of cream with a suggestion of garlic.
synonyms:
glimmer, shadow, trace
similar words:
ghost, note, tinge