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Definition 1: an indirect suggestion - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where hint or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • not a breath of scandal ever touched her

Synonyms for hint in the sense of this definition

(hint is a kind of ...) a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection

"it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse"

Definition 2: a slight indication - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for hint in the sense of this definition

(hint is a kind of ...) something that serves to indicate or suggest

"an indication of foul play" "indications of strain" "symptoms are the prime indicants of disease"

Definition 3: an indication of potential opportunity - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where hint or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for hint in the sense of this definition

(hint is a kind of ...) something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action

Definition 4: a slight but appreciable amount - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where hint or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • this dish could use a touch of garlic

Synonyms for hint in the sense of this definition

(hint is a kind of ...) an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude

(... is a kind of hint ) a pinch of smokeless tobacco inhaled at a single time

Definition 5: a just detectable amount - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where hint or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he speaks French with a trace of an accent
  • a hint mockery in her manner
  • a tint of glamour

Synonyms for hint in the sense of this definition

(hint is a kind of ...) an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude

(... is a kind of hint ) a small but noticeable trace of some quality that might become stronger

"a spark of interest" "a spark of decency"

Definition 6: drop a hint; intimate by a hint - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for hint in the sense of this definition

(hint is a kind of ...) (of information) make known; pass on

"She conveyed the message to me"

(... is a kind of hint ) give to understand

"I insinuated that I did not like his wife"

(... is a kind of hint ) provide someone with a clue

"Can you clue me in?"

(... is a kind of hint ) make a more or less disguised reference to

"He alluded to the problem but did not mention it"

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