Intimation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌɪntɪˈmeɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word intimation
Brit.  |ˌɪntɪˈmeɪʃn|  British pronunciation of the word intimation


- an indirect suggestion (syn: breath, hint)
- a slight suggestion or vague understanding (syn: glimmer, glimmering, inkling)

Extra examples

...trying to intimate that there was more going on than anyone knew...

They remained intimate friends throughout their lives.

They are in an intimate and committed relationship.

His coworkers knew him as “Robert,” but his intimates called him “Robbie.”

...usually quite aloof in public, he's actually quite relaxed with his intimates...

There was no intimation that she would retire.

Without early intimation of the dates of the training sessions, enthusiasm for training could decrease.

He made no answer whatever to this round intimation.

Word forms

singular: intimation
plural: intimations
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