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suggestion

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of suggestion

  1. 1 a slight or indirect pointing to something (as a solution or explanation) <if you don't want to give the suggestion that you're evading the truth, you must look your questioner in the eye> Synonyms clue, cue, indication, inkling, intimation, lead, hintRelated 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, symptomNear Antonyms answer, solution

  2. 2 something which is presented for consideration <no one had any better suggestions, so as usual we spent the afternoon at the basketball court> Synonyms offer, proffer, proposition, proposalRelated Words counteroffer, counterproposal, countersuggestion; feeler, overture; motion; advancement, nomination, recommendation; bid, presentation, submission, submittal, tender; arrangement, game, ground plan, layout, line, plan, plot, project, strategy, system; conception, idea, notion, theory, thought

  3. 3 an almost imperceptible sign of something <we took care to avoid so much as even a suggestion of impropriety> Synonyms breath, flicker, glimmer, hint, tang, touch, trace, whiffRelated Words inkling, intimation, scent, wind; evidence, indication, mark, signNear Antonyms permeation, pervasion, saturation





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