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Pronunciation:  `intum'eyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a slight suggestion; "he had no inkling what was about to happen"
  2. [n]  an indirect suggestion; "not a breath of scandal ever touched her"

INTIMATION is a 10 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: breath, hint, inkling
 See Also: proffer, proposition, suggestion, suggestion



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In`ti*ma"tion\, n. [L. intimatio: cf. F.
1. The act of intimating; also, the thing intimated.

2. Announcement; declaration. --Macaulay.

         They made an edict with an intimation that whosoever
         killed a stork, should be banished.   --Holland.

3. A hint; an obscure or indirect suggestion or notice; a
   remote or ambiguous reference; as, he had given only
   intimations of his design.

         Without mentioning the king of England, or giving
         the least intimation that he was sent by him. --Bp.

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