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 hint hint

noun

  • () a slight indication  ( hint, clue )
    a slight indication
  • () an indirect suggestion  ( intimation, breath, hint )
    an indirect suggestion
     not a breath of scandal ever touched her
    not a breath of scandal ever touched her
  • an indication of potential opportunity  ( confidential information, hint, lead, steer, wind, tip )
    an indication of potential opportunity
     he got a tip on the stock market
    he got a tip on the stock market
     a good lead for a job
    a good lead for a job
  • a just detectable amount  ( hint, tint, suggestion, trace )
    a just detectable amount
     he speaks French with a trace of an accent
    he speaks French with a trace of an accent
     a hint mockery in her manner
    a hint mockery in her manner
     a tint of glamour
    a tint of glamour
  • a slight but appreciable amount  ( hint, jot, pinch, soupcon, tinge, speck, touch, mite )
    a slight but appreciable amount
     this dish could use a touch of garlic
    this dish could use a touch of garlic
  • verb

  • () drop a hint; intimate by a hint  ( hint, suggest )
    drop a hint; intimate by a hint