Hint

Definition of Hint

Pronunciation: hĭnt
v. t.1.To bring to mind by a slight mention or remote allusion; to suggest in an indirect manner; as, to hint a suspicion.
[imp. & p. p. Hinted; p. pr. & vb. n. Hinting.]
Just hint a fault and hesitate dislike.
- Pope.
v. i.1.To make an indirect reference, suggestion, or allusion; to allude vaguely to something.
We whisper, and hint, and chuckle.
- Tennyson.
To hint at
to allude to lightly, indirectly, or cautiously.
n.1.A remote allusion; slight mention; intimation; insinuation; a suggestion or reminder, without a full declaration or explanation; also, an occasion or motive.
Our hint of woe
Is common.
- Shak.
The hint malevolent, the look oblique.
- Hannah More.

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