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synonyms for hinting

  • advise
  • allude to
  • broach
  • imply
  • inform
  • mention
  • refer to
  • remind
  • touch on
  • acquaint
  • adumbrate
  • angle
  • apprise
  • coax
  • connote
  • cue
  • drop
  • expose
  • fish
  • foreshadow
  • impart
  • infer
  • insinuate
  • intimate
  • leak
  • make
  • point
  • prefigure
  • press
  • prompt
  • recall
  • shadow
  • signify
  • solicit
  • spring
  • whisper
  • wink
  • bring up
  • give an inkling
  • jog memory
  • let it be known
  • let out of bag
  • put flea in ear
  • say in passing
  • tip off
  • tip one's hand
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antonyms for hinting

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  • conceal
  • halt
  • hide
  • leave alone
  • prevent
  • refuse
  • stop
  • withhold
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How to use hinting in a sentence

Is Mr. Zubly hinting at independence even before the King has replied to the petition?
THE EVE OF THE REVOLUTIONCARL BECKER
The dust in the curtains, if you will pardon me for hinting such a thing, has parched my throat to a crisp.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
They found themselves hinting that he should engage in politics as well, when his probationary years were over.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
But she had hinted before to-day's annoyances; she was hinting again.
TRISTRAM OF BLENTANTHONY HOPE
No, they haven't said just that, Gordon; but they're hinting, and I don't like it.
HIDDEN GOLDWILDER ANTHONY
Joseph Masner, formerly a rival, went about hinting and shrugging; all to no purpose, you find boys born to be chiefs.
LORD ORMONT AND HIS AMINTA, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
"The Ingins must have one or two canoes," suggested Hastings, hinting at a scheme that had assumed form in his mind.
THE PHANTOM OF THE RIVEREDWARD S. ELLIS
The bulging packet seemed to press against Mayo's ribs, insistently hinting at its power to help.
BLOW THE MAN DOWNHOLMAN DAY
Or he would always be finding fault—more than hinting that the other was not worth his salt.
THE LUCK OF GERARD RIDGELEYBERTRAM MITFORD
Maybe it was from her, hinting to see him again, and that is what has put this plan into his head.
THE SECOND LATCHKEYCHARLES NORRIS WILLIAMSON AND ALICE MURIEL WILLIAMSON
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO HINTING

  • hinting
  • implying
  • meaning
  • referring
  • suggesting
  • attributing
  • citing
  • hinting
  • implying
  • indicating
  • mentioning
  • quoting
  • suggesting
  • touching on
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.