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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 of hint clue, cue, indication, inkling, intimation, lead, suggestion Words Related to hint 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 of hint answer, solution

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

  3. 3 a piece of advice or useful information especially from an expert some helpful hints for cleaning carpet stains Synonyms of hint tip, lead, pointerWords Related to hint 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 of hint 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, traceWords Related to hint 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 of hint 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 of hint allude, imply, indicate, infer, insinuate, intimate, suggest Words Related to hint advert, mention, point, refer, signal, signalize, signify; smack (of), smell (of) Near Antonyms of hint announce, declare, proclaim; elucidate, explain, spell out; delineate, describe

Synonym Discussion of hint

suggest, imply, hint, intimate, insinuate mean to convey an idea indirectly. suggest may stress putting into the mind by association of ideas, awakening of a desire, or initiating a train of thought.
    • a film title that suggests its subject matter
imply is close to suggest but may indicate a more definite or logical relation of the unexpressed idea to the expressed.
    • measures implying that bankruptcy was imminent
hint implies the use of slight or remote suggestion with a minimum of overt statement.
    • hinted that she might get the job
intimate stresses delicacy of suggestion without connoting any lack of candor.
    • intimates that there is more to the situation than meets the eye
insinuate applies to the conveying of a usually unpleasant idea in a sly underhanded manner.
    • insinuated that there were shady dealings


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