intimation
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˌɪntəˈmeɪʃən/
Noun

intimation (plural intimations)

  1. The act of intimating.
  2. The thing intimated.
  3. Announcement; declaration.
    • They made an edict with an intimation that whosoever killed a stork, should be banished.
  4. A hint; an obscure or indirect suggestion or notice; a remote or ambiguous reference.
    • 1862, Henry David Thoreau, Walking:
      At length, perchance, the immaterial heaven will appear as much higher to the American mind, and the intimations that star it as much brighter.
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