suggestion, mesmerism, hypnotism
n. the act of inducing hypnosis
n. the sequential mental process in which one thought leads to another by association
proffer, proposition, suggestion
n. a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection; "it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse"
suggestion, hint, trace
n. a just detectable amount; "he speaks French with a trace of an accent"
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suspicion, hunch, intuition
n. an impression that something might be the case; "he had an intuition that something had gone wrong"
implication, import, significance
n. a meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred; "the significance of his remark became clear only later"; "the expectation was spread both by word and by implication"
undercurrent, undertone
n. a subdued emotional quality underlying an utterance; implicit meaning
shade, tad
n. a slight amount or degree of difference; "a tad too expensive"; "not a tad of difference"; "the new model is a shade better than the old one"
n. (usually plural) an ulterior implicit meaning or quality; "overtones of despair"
vestige, shadow, trace
n. a clue that something has been present
instruction, direction
n. a message describing how something is to be done; "he gave directions faster than she could follow them"
confidential information, hint, wind, steer, lead, tip
n. an indication of potential opportunity; "he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job"
n. something (as a course of action) that is recommended as advisable
word of advice, monition, warning, admonition
n. cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness); "a letter of admonition about the dangers of immorality"; "the warning was to beware of surprises"; "his final word of advice was not to play with matches"
good word, testimonial, recommendation
n. something that recommends (or expresses commendation of) a person or thing as worthy or desirable
unfavorable judgment, criticism
n. disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings; "the senator received severe criticism from his opponent"
n. (law) all the means by which any alleged matter of fact whose truth is investigated at judicial trial is established or disproved
n. a task to be dealt with; "securing adequate funding is a time-consuming proposition"
commentary, comment
n. a written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material; "he wrote an extended comment on the proposal"
input, comment, remark
n. a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information; "from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account"
n. passing reference or indirect mention
n. something (as a course of action) that is indicated as expedient or necessary; "there were indications that it was time to leave"
breath, intimation, hint
n. an indirect suggestion; "not a breath of scandal ever touched her"
offering, offer
n. something offered (as a proposal or bid); "noteworthy new offerings for investors included several index funds"
tender, bid
n. a formal proposal to buy at a specified price
n. (law) a contention presented by a lawyer to a judge or jury as part of the case he is arguing
n. an accusation that brings into intimate and usually incriminating connection
innuendo, insinuation
n. an indirect (and usually malicious) implication
n. small piece of e.g. bread or cake
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