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Another word for hint

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

      1. An underlying or implied tendency or meaning; an undercurrent.
      2. A tone of low pitch or volume, especially of spoken sound.
      3. A pale or subdued color.
      1. A current, as of air or water, below another current or beneath a surface.
      2. An underlying tendency, force, or influence often contrary to what is superficially evident.
      1. The act or an instance of suspecting something on little or no evidence:
      2. The condition of being suspected, especially of wrongdoing:
      3. The state or feeling of having no confidence or certainty about something; distrust:
      1. A slight hint or indication.
      2. A slight understanding or vague idea or notion.
      1. The act of implicating or the condition of being implicated.
      2. The act of implying or the condition of being implied.
      3. An indirect indication; a suggestion.
  2. A slight amount or indication

      1. The hair on a man's cheeks and chin.
      2. A single hair of a beard or mustache.
      3. One of the long stiff tactile bristles or hairs that grow near the mouth and elsewhere on the head of most mammals; a vibrissa.
      1. Soft speech produced without using the full voice.
      2. Something uttered very softly:
      3. A secretly or surreptitiously expressed belief, rumor, or hint:
      1. A brief, passing odor carried in the air:
      2. A very small trace:
      3. An inhalation, as of air or smoke:
      1. A visible mark, such as a footprint, made or left by the passage of a person, animal, or thing.
      2. Evidence or an indication of the former presence or existence of something; a vestige:
      3. An extremely small amount or barely perceivable indication:
      1. To cause or permit a part of the body, especially the hand or fingers, to come in contact with so as to feel:
      2. To bring something into light contact with:
      3. To bring (one thing) into light contact with something else:
      1. To apply a trace of color to; tint.
      2. To affect slightly, as with a contrasting quality:
      3. A small amount of a color incorporated or added.
      1. To distinguish the flavor of by taking into the mouth.
      2. To eat or drink a small quantity of.
      3. To partake of, especially for the first time; experience:
      1. The act or an instance of suspecting something on little or no evidence:
      2. The condition of being suspected, especially of wrongdoing:
      3. The state or feeling of having no confidence or certainty about something; distrust:
      1. The act of suggesting:
      2. Something suggested:
      3. The sequential process by which one thought or mental image leads to another.
      1. A line, mark, smear, or band differentiated by color or texture from its surroundings.
      2. An inherent, often contrasting quality:
      3. A ray or flash of light:
      1. A dark area or shape made by an object blocking rays of light.
      2. The darkness or diminished light caused by the blocking of a light source:
      3. A darker area in a picture or photograph.
      1. Light diminished in intensity as a result of the interception of the rays; partial darkness.
      2. Cover or shelter provided by interception by an object of the sun or its rays:
      3. The part of a picture or photograph depicting darkness or shadow.
      1. An outward or token appearance:
      2. A representation; a copy.
      3. The barest trace; a modicum:
      1. the act of intimating
      2. a formal announcement or declaration
      3. a hint; indirect suggestion
      1. Any of the cylindrical, keratinized, often pigmented filaments characteristically growing from the epidermis of a mammal.
      2. A growth of such filaments, as that forming the coat of an animal or covering the scalp of a human.
      3. A filamentous projection or bristle similar to a hair, such as a seta of an arthropod or an epidermal process of a plant.
      1. The spirit of a dead person, especially one that is believed to appear to the living in bodily form or to haunt specific locations.
      2. A person's spirit or soul:
      3. A returning or haunting memory or image.
      1. To move with haste; rush:
      2. To strike violently; smash:
      3. To break or smash by striking violently:
      1. The act or process of breathing; respiration:
      2. A single act of breathing:
      3. The air inhaled and exhaled in respiration:
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  1. To convey an idea by indirect, subtle means

      1. To offer for consideration or action; propose:
      2. To express or say indirectly:
      3. To make evident indirectly; intimate or imply:
      1. Characterized by close personal acquaintance or familiarity:
      2. Relating to or indicative of one's deepest nature:
      3. Essential; innermost:
      1. To express or otherwise convey (a thought, for example) in an indirect or insidious way.
      2. To maneuver or insert (oneself) into a place:
      3. To cause (oneself) to be involved or accepted by subtle and artful means:
      1. To express or state indirectly:
      2. To make evident indirectly:
      3. To involve by logical necessity; entail:
  2. To try to obtain something, usually by subtleness and cunning

      1. Any of numerous cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates characteristically having fins, gills, and a streamlined body and including the bony fishes, such as catfishes and tunas, and the cartilaginous fishes, such as sharks and rays.
      2. Any of various jawless aquatic craniates, including the lampreys and hagfishes.
      3. The flesh of such animals used as food.
      1. To fish with a hook and line.
      2. To try to get something by indirect or artful means:
      3. A fishhook or fishing tackle.
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Another word for hint

  1. An intimation

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  2. A guarded remark