What is another word for inkling?

Pronunciation: [ˈɪŋklɪŋ] (IPA)

The word "inkling" refers to a slight, vague idea or suspicion. Some synonyms for inkling include hint, clue, suggestion, intimation, indication, notion, impression, perception, and hunch. All of these words describe a sense or feeling that something is true or happening, without having concrete evidence or proof. Other synonyms for inkling can include premonition, foreboding, presentiment, or apprehension. These words imply a more ominous or fear-based feeling about a situation. Overall, the word "inkling" and its synonyms are useful for describing that gut feeling we all experience at times, whether it leads to a positive outcome or not.

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What are the opposite words for inkling?

Inkling is a term used to describe a slight, indirect or vague clue or hint about something. Its antonyms, on the other hand, refer to words that convey the opposite meaning of it. The most common opposites for inkling include words like certainty, knowledge, awareness, and understanding. Other antonyms include clarity, explicitness, comprehension, and assurance. Unlike inkling, these words convey a sense of certainty and clearness about something, eliminating ambiguity or vagueness. The antonyms for inkling can help a person to be more specific about their intentions or thoughts, leading to better communication and understanding.

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Usage examples for Inkling

He knew very well what he now meant to do, but he did not intend that his cousin should have any inkling, either now or hereafter, of his decision.
"Jane Oglander"
Marie Belloc Lowndes
On the road both friends scrutinized the document continually in the conviction that they might obtain from it an inkling of the direction in which it was necessary for them to go with help.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz
Finally I thought better of it, for my play was not to let Prospero know we had any inkling of the truth.
"I Walked in Arden"
Jack Crawford

Famous quotes with Inkling

  • I remember that, although I was full of fervour, I didn't have the slightest inkling, even at forty, of the deeper side to the movement we were pursuing by instinct. It was in the air!
    Camille Pissarro
  • When one is frightened of the truth then it is never the whole truth that one has an inkling of.
    Ludwig Wittgenstein
  • If church prelates, past or present, had even an inkling of physiology they'd realize that what they term this inner ugliness creates and nourishes the hearing ear, the seeing eye, the active mind, and energetic body of man and woman, in the same way that dirt and dung at the roots give the plant its delicate leaves and the full-blown rose.
    Seán O'Casey
  • The New World Order schemers are absolutely determined to have their way. They have been able to go a long way toward their goal by using subterfuge and deceit. But ultimately the transformation of a world of independent nations into the global plantation they are aiming at will involve changes so profound and so traumatic that subterfuge and deceit will not be enough to keep the serfs under control. They will need raw police power, applied KGB style. They want to begin developing that power now. They're a pretty bold and arrogant bunch of schemers, but they understand that according to the old way of looking at things -- according to our way -- they are traitors. They understand that if the general public ever gets a real inkling of what they are up to, if they ever lose their grip on the situation, they'll all end up hanging from lampposts. What they are planning is so monstrous, so evil, that the thought of being brought to account for it frightens them. They want to use every means at their disposal to make sure their plan succeeds. And, my friends, we will resort to every means at our disposal to insure that their scheme does not succeed and that they do indeed end up hanging from lampposts.
    William Luther Pierce
  • And suddenly I had an inkling of what it must feel like to be mad.
    Aldous Huxley

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