intimation

noun
in·​ti·​ma·​tion | \ ˌin-tə-ˈmā-shən How to pronounce intimation (audio) \
plural intimations

Definition of intimation

: an indirect, usually subtle suggestion, indication, or hint intimations that she may retire from teaching next year It can be any time from the earliest intimation of fall, when wetland maples turn a searing red, to the third week of October, when gaudy leaves carpet the forest floor.— Madeline Drexler They bored me stiff but George had expertise and gave occasional intimations of power in reserve.— Tobias Wolff

First Known Use of intimation

1531, in the meaning defined above

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“Intimation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/intimation. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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