Synonyms for hint
- flea in ear
- word to wise
Antonyms for hint
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HINT
She had completed the verse with the hint of a sneer in her tones.
Is she not for ever obliged (as she was pleased to hint to me) to be of the forbearing side?
Just give me a hint, to keep me from 'bursting,' so to speak!
She smiled, but there was a hint of grimness in the bending of her lips.
And now, once again, there was a hint of the quizzical creeping in the smile.
She stated the fact as one without a hint of any contradictory possibility.
There is no hint of them in Plutarch, no word about them in the play.
"It was when the seed corn was gathered that we had the first hint of trouble," she went on.
Everybody was in motion on this hint, and the first thing we did was to board fore-tack.
Then you can give me no kind of—of—hint like, to find them out?
c.1600, apparently from obsolete hent, from Middle English hinten "to tell, inform" (c.1400), from Old English hentan "to seize," from Proto-Germanic *hantijanan (cf. Gothic hinþan "to seize"), related to hunt (v.). Modern sense and spelling first attested in Shakespeare.