Definition of Intimation

1. Noun. An indirect suggestion. "Not a breath of scandal ever touched her"

Exact synonyms: Breath, Hint
Generic synonyms: Proffer, Proposition, Suggestion
Derivative terms: Hint, Intimate



2. Noun. A slight suggestion or vague understanding. "He had no inkling what was about to happen"
Exact synonyms: Glimmer, Glimmering, Inkling
Generic synonyms: Suggestion
Derivative terms: Intimate, Intimate

Definition of Intimation

1. n. The act of intimating; also, the thing intimated.

Definition of Intimation

1. Noun. The act of intimating; also, the thing intimated. ¹

2. Noun. Announcement; declaration. ¹

3. Noun. A hint; an obscure or indirect suggestion or notice; a remote or ambiguous reference; as, he had given only intimations of his design. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Intimation

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Intimation

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1. The Works of Jeremy Bentham by Jeremy Bentham, John Bowring (1843)
"Intimation that the event in question is dependent on the will of the ... In neither of these cases is any surh intimation as that in question given. ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1912)
"This charge was not objectionable on the ground that it contained an intimation of an opinion of the court upon any issue of fact in the case. [Ed. Note. ..."

3. Conveyancing According to the Law of Scotland: Being the Lectures of the by Allan Menzies, James Mitford Morison, John Hunter (1857)
"The debtor's holograph acknowledgment of intimation is sufficient, ... This is the practical mode of intimation, which is most generally observed. ..."

4. The Practice of the Court of Session: On the Basis of the Late Mr. Darling's by Charles Farquhar Shand, James Johnston Darling (1848)
"1838, (Proceedings in Bill Chamber), enacts, § 1, " with the view of providing for the proper intimation of notes of advocation and suspension presented in ..."

5. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"He had already been advanced to the rank of rear-admiral, 4 July 1794, but had not received any official intimation of it. At the time of his capture he was ..."

6. The History of England by David Hume, Tobias George Smollett (1825)
"Intimation given by the king of Prussia to the states of Westphalia—§ XVI. King of Poland's remonstrance— % XVII. Reduction of Pondicherry—§ XVIII. ..."

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