hint, intimation, breath(noun)
an indirect suggestion
"not a breath of scandal ever touched her"
lead, breathing space, jot, breathing spell, touch, glimmer, breather, tip, glimmering, intimation, inkling, soupcon, clue, wind, speck, hint, trace, pinch, mite, breathing place, tinge, confidential information, breath, steer, suggestion, breathing time
a slight indication
touch, hint, tinge, mite, pinch, jot, speck, soupcon(noun)
a slight but appreciable amount
"this dish could use a touch of garlic"
hint, touch, touch sensation, signature, intimation, mite, jot, wind, spot, apprehension, corpuscle, sense of touch, exigency, cutaneous senses, suggestion, confidential information, lead, arrest, touch modality, tactile sensation, tinge, soupcon, ghost, pinch, speck, touching, particle, clue, taking into custody, steer, undertone, tactual sensation, skin senses, jotting, molecule, atom, pinpoint, collar, emergency, tweak, breath, feeling, contact, catch, trace, tip, mote
trace, hint, suggestion(noun)
a just detectable amount
"he speaks French with a trace of an accent"
lead, jot, touch, steer, proposition, prompting, shadow, ghost, intimation, tincture, soupcon, clue, wind, speck, hint, trace, tip, pinch, vestige, proffer, mite, mesmerism, tinge, confidential information, breath, tracing, suggestion, hypnotism
tip, lead, steer, confidential information, wind, hint(verb)
an indication of potential opportunity
"he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job"
hint, touch, flatus, mite, farting, lead-in, wind, crest, atomic number 82, nothingness, pinch, crown, suggestion, jot, confidential information, bakshis, peak, leading, breaking wind, soupcon, bullock, point, pourboire, tether, lead, wind instrument, lead story, trail, clue, baksheesh, lede, winding, steer, tinge, leash, gratuity, fart, star, malarkey, idle words, malarky, bakshish, jazz, jumper cable, jumper lead, air current, booster cable, intimation, principal, current of air, top, trace, pencil lead, breath, tip, speck, summit, backsheesh, track, spark advance, twist
drop a hint; intimate by a hint
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Advert, mention, and refer are used of language that more or less distinctly utters a certain thought; the others of language from which it may be inferred. We allude to a matter slightly, perhaps by a word or phrase, as it were in byplay; we advert to it when we turn from our path to treat it; we refer to it by any clear utterance that distinctly turns the mind or attention to it; as, marginal figures refer to a parallel passage; we mention a thing by explicit word, as by naming it. The speaker adverted to the recent disturbances and the remissness of certain public officers; tho he mentioned no name, it was easy to see to whom he alluded. One may hint at a thing in a friendly way, but what is insinuated is always unfavorable, generally both hostile and cowardly. One may indicate his wishes, intimate his plans, imply his opinion, signify his will, suggest a course of action. Compare SUGGESTION.
The passage evidently alludes to the Jewish Passover.
Dictionary of English Synonymes
Translations for hint
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- nápověda, vodítko, náznak, narážka, klíčCzech
- dar un indicio, indirectaSpanish
- hitunen, vihje, vihjata, vihjaista, aavistusFinnish
- soupçon, indication, faire allusionFrench
- gliocasScottish Gaelic
- pista, indicioGalician
- aiuto, allusione, suggerimento, dritta, indizio, accennoItalian
- ヒント, ほのめかす, 手がかりJapanese
- tīwhiri, whakamōhioMāori
- hinte, antydeNorwegian
- toque, quêPortuguese
- подсказка, намекать, шанс, возможность, намёк, наводка, намекнуть, случайRussian
- vink, antydan, ledtrådSwedish
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