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hint

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of hint

  1. 1 a slight or indirect pointing to something (as a solution or explanation) <can't you give me some hint as to where you're taking me?> Synonyms clue, cue, indication, inkling, intimation, lead, suggestion Related Words breath, flicker, glimmer, glimpse, mention, scent, whiff, wind; hunch, idea, inspiration, notion; allusion, implication, inference, innuendo, insinuation; denotation, evidence, guidepost, key, mark, overtone, pointer, sign, signal, telltale, token; assistance, nod, prompt, tip, tip-off, wink; feeling, foreboding, intuition, premonition, presentiment, suspicion; augury, foreshadower, foretaste, harbinger, omen, portent, prefigurement, presage, symptom Near Antonyms answer, solution

  2. 2 an almost imperceptible sign of something <there was the slightest hint of scorn in her voice> Synonyms breath, flicker, glimmer, suggestion, tang, touch, trace, whiff Related Words inkling, intimation, scent, wind; evidence, indication, mark, sign Near Antonyms permeation, pervasion, saturation

  3. 3 a piece of advice or useful information especially from an expert <some helpful hints for cleaning carpet stains> Synonyms {h,1}tip, lead, pointerRelated Words advice, advisement, assistance, counsel, guidance, recommendation, suggestion; caution, cautioning, sign, signal, telltale, tip-off, warning; brief, direction, feedback, instruction, observation; prompt, reminder, urging; answer, clue, solution

  4. 4 a very small amount <I detect just a hint of mint in the sauce> Synonyms ace, bit, crumb, dab, dram, driblet, glimmer, particle, lick, little, mite, nip, ounce, peanuts, ray, scintilla, scruple, shade, shadow, shred, skosh, smack, smell, smidgen (also smidgeon or smidgin or smidge), snap, soupçon, spark, spatter, speck, splash, spot, sprinkling, strain, streak, suspicion, tad, touch, traceRelated Words hoot, iota, jot, minim, minimum, modicum, semblance, syllable, tittle, vestige, whit; atom, dot, fleck, flyspeck, grain, granule, molecule, morsel, mote, nubbin, patch, scrap; dash, drop, pinch; part, portion, section; bite, nibble, taste; handful, scattering, smatter, smattering; dose, shot; chip, flake, fragment, shard, shiver, sliver, smithereens, splinter; shred, tatter; clipping, paring, shavingNear Antonyms abundance, barrel, boatload, bucket, bundle, bushel, deal, fistful, gobs, heaps, lashings (also lashins) [chiefly British], loads, lot, mass, mess, mountain, much, oodles, passel, peck, pile, plenty, potful, profusion, quantity, raft, reams, scads, stack, wad, wealth; volume; bonanza, embarrassment, excess, overabundance, overage, overflow, overkill, overmuch, oversupply, superabundance, superfluity, surfeit, surplus; chunk, hunk, lump, slab




hint

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of hint

  1. to convey an idea indirectly <kept hinting that she wouldn't mind an invitation to spend the weekend at their beach house> Synonyms allude, imply, indicate, infer, insinuate, intimate, suggest Related Words advert, mention, point, refer, signal, signalize, signify; smack (of), smell (of) Near Antonyms announce, declare, proclaim; elucidate, explain, spell out; delineate, describe




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