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 Dictionary entry overview: What does intimation mean? 

  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 


Sense 1intimation [BACK TO TOP]


An indirect suggestion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


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]


A slight suggestion or vague understanding

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents


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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