"hints" in the noun sense
1. hint, intimation, breath
an indirect suggestion
"not a breath of scandal ever touched her"
2. hint, clue
a slight indication
3. touch, hint, tinge, mite, pinch, jot, speck, soupcon
a slight but appreciable amount
"this dish could use a touch of garlic"
4. trace, hint, tint, suggestion
a just detectable amount
"he speaks French with a trace of an accent"
"a hint mockery in her manner"
"a tint of glamour"
5. tip, lead, steer, confidential information, wind, hint
an indication of potential opportunity
"he got a tip on the stock market"
"a good lead for a job"
"hints" in the verb sense
1. hint, suggest
drop a hint intimate by a hint
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