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Synonyms for hinthɪnt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hint, intimation, breath(noun)

    an indirect suggestion

    Synonyms:
    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

  2. hint, clue(noun)

    a slight indication

    Synonyms:
    lead, jot, touch, cue, clew, tip, intimation, soupcon, clue, wind, speck, hint, trace, pinch, mite, tinge, confidential information, breath, steer, suggestion

  3. touch, hint, tinge, mite, pinch, jot, speck, soupcon(noun)

    a slight but appreciable amount

    Synonyms:
    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

  4. trace, hint, suggestion(noun)

    a just detectable amount

    Synonyms:
    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

  5. tip, lead, steer, confidential information, wind, hint(verb)

    an indication of potential opportunity

    Synonyms:
    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

  6. hint, suggest(verb)

    drop a hint; intimate by a hint

    Synonyms:
    propose, indicate, suggest, evoke, intimate, advise, paint a picture, hint

Wiktionary

  1. hint(noun)

    Synonyms:
    allude, insinuate, imply, suggest

  2. hint(noun)

    to suggest tacitly without a direct statement; to provide a clue

    Synonyms:
    insinuate, imply, suggest, allude

  3. hint(verb)

    to develop and add hints to a font

    Synonyms:
    allude, imply, suggest, insinuate

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. hint

    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.

    Synonyms:
    advert, allude, imply, indicate, insinuate, intimate, mention, point, refer, signify, suggest

    Preposition:
    The passage evidently alludes to the Jewish Passover.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. hint(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    suggest, intimate, insinuate, allude to, refer to, hint at, glance at, just mention, give an inkling of

  2. hint(n.)

    Synonyms:
    intimation, suggestion, insinuation, allusion, slight mention

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

suggestion, index, indication, suspicion, insinuation, track, allusion, clue, tip


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