Definition of Inkling

1. Noun. A slight suggestion or vague understanding. "He had no inkling what was about to happen"

Exact synonyms: Glimmer, Glimmering, Intimation
Generic synonyms: Suggestion
Derivative terms: Intimate, Intimate



Definition of Inkling

1. n. A hint; an intimation.

Definition of Inkling

1. Noun. A slight suspicion or hint. ¹

2. Noun. (dialect) Inclination, desire. ¹

3. Verb. (present participle of inkle) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Inkling

1. a slight suggestion [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inkling

inkily
inkiness
inkinesses
inking
inking pad
inkjet
inkjet printer
inkjet printers
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inkless
inklessly
inklike
inkling (current term)
inklings
inkneed
inknot
inknots
inknotted
inknotting
inkoosi
inkoosis
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inkpad
inkpads
inkpot
inkpots

Literary usage of Inkling

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1. London Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature by Thomas Tegg (1829)
"This sense is still retained in Scotland : as, I heard notan inkling. ... Our business is not unknown to the senate : they hi*e had inkling what we intend ..."

2. The Revolutionary Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States by United States Dept. of State, Francis Wharton, John Bassett Moore (1889)
"If tin) committee of secret correspondence had not had so:ae inkling of tlu> nature of it» transaction, the tone of this letter would have made the alleged ..."

3. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Book of Proverbs by Crawford Howell Toy (1899)
"The fool, that is, having no inkling of what is wise and noble, has fatuous satisfaction in following out and manifesting his intellectual and moral ..."

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