Thesaurus

suggestion

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of suggestion

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 for suggestion

Words Related to suggestion

Near Antonyms for suggestion

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 for suggestion

Words Related to suggestion

3 an almost imperceptible sign of something
  • we took care to avoid so much as even a suggestion of impropriety

Synonyms for suggestion

Words Related to suggestion

Near Antonyms for suggestion

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about suggestion

Time Traveler for suggestion

Time Traveler

The first known use of suggestion was in the 14th century

See more words from the same century

Cite this Entry

“Suggestion.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/suggestion. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on suggestion

Dictionary: Definition of suggestion

Medical Dictionary: Definition of suggestion

Nglish: Translation of suggestion for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of suggestion for Arabic Speakers

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about suggestion

Comments on suggestion

What made you want to look up suggestion? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Namesakes Word Quiz

  • a citrus fruit possibly named after a person
  • Which of the following is a fruit named after a Moroccan seaport?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!