What is another word for hints?

Pronunciation: [hˈɪnts] (IPA)

Hints are subtle clues or suggestions aimed at giving someone an idea or direction. Synonyms for the word 'hints' include indications, signals, tips, suggestions, clues, insinuations, implications, pointers, leads, cues, and recommendations. All these words convey an element of suggestion or direction and are useful in different contexts. For instance, insinuations and implications are mostly used in situations when someone is trying to communicate something indirectly. Recommendations and tips, on the other hand, are more straightforward and direct. Regardless of which synonym is used, the aim remains the same- to guide someone towards a specific idea or direction with subtle yet effective indications.

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Usage examples for Hints

He had been adequately justified; she had shown herself from the very outset-he had no doubt waited to be sure of it, so as not to risk insult-of a sort of people immeasurably different: so different that she had not even grasped the difference, had only not been surprised at hints of it because they had passed her so serenely by.
"The Furnace"
Rose Macaulay
He had been restless and disturbed in mind before Gordon had flung his veiled hints at him, and the reality underlying his comrade's badinage had a further unsettling effect.
"The Greater Power"
Harold Bindloss W. Herbert Dunton
He might even have given them some useful hints.
William McFee

Famous quotes with Hints

  • The sexual deviance - I'd be lying if I said I didn't miss that; but we do have hints of it but in a more psychological way and therefore more human way, arguably. Or certainly to the extent that the animated series takes that sexuality.
    Marton Csokas
  • Poetry operates by hints and dark suggestions. It is full of secrets and hidden formulae, like a witch's brew.
    Anthony Hecht
  • It's funny, my girlfriends think that because I am married to a fashion designer, I get all these great tips and hints about great fashion, but it's not like that at all. He never tells me what to wear.
    Lori Loughlin
  • Well, I started conducting kind of by accident. I wanted to give myself a special birthday present for my fortieth birthday, and I was living in San Francisco at the time and I started attending some of the concerts and then simply dropping hints.
    Bobby McFerrin
  • The fact of storytelling hints at a fundamental human unease, hints at human imperfection. Where there is perfection there is no story to tell.
    Ben Okri

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