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intimation (n.)

mid-15c., "action of making known," from Old French intimation (14c.), from Late Latin intimationem (nominative intimatio) "an announcement," noun of action from past-participle stem of Latin intimare "make known, announce, impress" (see intimate (adj.)). Meaning "action of expressing by suggestion or hint, indirect imparting of information" is from 1530s.

updated on December 07, 2020

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Definitions of intimation from WordNet

intimation (n.)
an indirect suggestion;
Synonyms: hint / breath
intimation (n.)
a slight suggestion or vague understanding;
Synonyms: inkling / glimmering / glimmer
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