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Synonyms for hint

Synonyms for hint

a subtle quality underlying or felt to underlie a situation, action, or person

a subtle pointing out

to convey an idea by indirect, subtle means

to try to obtain something, usually by subtleness and cunning

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an indirect suggestion

a slight indication

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an indication of potential opportunity

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The hint was immediately taken up by Mr Shepherd, whose interest was involved in the reality of Sir Walter's retrenching, and who was perfectly persuaded that nothing would be done without a change of abode.
Sir Walter spurned the idea of its being offered in any manner; forbad the slightest hint being dropped of his having such an intention; and it was only on the supposition of his being spontaneously solicited by some most unexceptionable applicant, on his own terms, and as a great favour, that he would let it at all.
She was a clever young woman, who understood the art of pleasing--the art of pleasing, at least, at Kellynch Hall; and who had made herself so acceptable to Miss Elliot, as to have been already staying there more than once, in spite of all that Lady Russell, who thought it a friendship quite out of place, could hint of caution and reserve.
Ralph gave me a hint about the net scheme but he never even mentioned anything else.
In all this there was a hint of night--the lynx, the man with the torch, the owl.
On the first day when his father formally gave him the hint that he was to place his affections at Miss Swartz's feet, George temporised with the old gentleman.
The day after George had his hint from his father, and a short time before the hour of dinner, he was lolling upon a sofa in the drawing-room in a very becoming and perfectly natural attitude of melancholy.
Crafted from grapes grown at the Sawtooth and Skyline Vineyards, the 2003 Sawtooth Syrah has rich aromas of black fruits, meat, spice and a hint of leather.
The islands ends hint that bacteria-hopping viruses carried the pieces in from other species, says the researchers.
But the radar images provide no hint of whether the pilot and crew members were alive and trying to regain control of the jet before it was finally enveloped by a fireball.
Ever since her mother started her newspaper column in 1959, it's been a desire of Heloise to bring her hints "alive" through the use of television, and now, with the flexibility of home video, this dream has come true.
Heloise is the top lifestyle ''Hintologist'' who can offer hints on controlling ants, mosquitoes and other bugs naturally.
The just-observed hint of the Higgs boson is a collision recorded by the so-called L3 detector.
Running at those extreme energies since June, LEP has recorded four electron-positron collisions whose explosive patterns hint at the fleeting presence of a Higgs particle.
Tully's Evergreen Blend--part of Tully's family of 100% certified Fair Trade, Organic and Shade grown coffees--with a balanced flavor with hints of cocoa and a finish with wine-like tones.