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English noun: intimation

1. intimation (communication) an indirect suggestion

SamplesNot a breath of scandal ever touched her.

Synonymsbreath, hint

Broader (hypernym)proffer, proposition, suggestion

2. intimation (cognition) a slight suggestion or vague understanding

SamplesHe had no inkling what was about to happen.

Synonymsglimmer, glimmering, inkling

Broader (hypernym)suggestion

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