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hints

[ hint ]SEE DEFINITION OF hints
  • nounindication; suggestion
  • verbsuggest; indicate

Synonyms for hints

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Antonyms for hints

  • lot
  • heedlessness
  • neglect
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It seems there's hints of a job on, an' the Stewards have got the wrong end of the stick.

In taking leave of Camilla he let fall hints which fill me with fear.

And still the less, as she hints at extraordinary condescensions from my father.

"Your hints are always as delicate as gossamer," said Temple.

O why were my aunt's hints (I remember them now) so very dark?

He hints at marriage; but pretends to be afraid of pursuing the hint.

These hints to help us in our work of intercession—what are they doing for us?

That, Harte hints, is the achievement of scribblers like Blackmore (p. 12).

She would merely have had to sit down, and he would only have taken some hints.

Night came, and he still remained, and would take no hints to go.

WORD ORIGIN

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.