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INTIMATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does intimation mean? 

INTIMATION (noun)
  The noun INTIMATION has 2 senses:

1. an indirect suggestion
2. a slight suggestion or vague understanding

  Familiarity information: INTIMATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INTIMATION (noun)


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Meaning:

An indirect suggestion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

hint; intimation; breath

Context example:

not a breath of scandal ever touched her

Hypernyms ("intimation" is a kind of...):

proffer; proposition; suggestion (a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection)


Sense 2intimation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A slight suggestion or vague understanding

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

glimmering; inkling; glimmer; intimation

Context example:

he had no inkling what was about to happen

Hypernyms ("intimation" is a kind of...):

suggestion (an idea that is suggested)


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