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Inkling definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

INK'LING, n. A hint or whisper; an intimation. [Little used.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a slight suggestion or vague understanding; "he had no inkling what was about to happen" [syn: inkling, intimation, glimmering, glimmer]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English yngkiling whisper, mention, probably from inclen to hint at; akin to Old English inca suspicion Date: 1513 1. a slight indication or suggestion ; hint, clue <there was no path—no inkling even of a track — New Yorker> 2. a slight knowledge or vague notion <had not the faintest inkling of what it was all about — H. W. Carter>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (often foll. by of) a slight knowledge or suspicion; a hint. Etymology: ME inkle utter in an undertone, of unkn. orig.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Inkling In"kling, n. A hint; an intimation. The least inkling or glimpse of this island. --Bacon. They had some inkling of secret messages. --Clarendon.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(inklings) If you have an inkling of something, you have a vague idea about it. I had no inkling of his real purpose until much later... N-COUNT: usu sing, usu N of n/wh, N that/wh

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Hint, intimation, whisper, suggestion.

Moby Thesaurus

bare suggestion, broad hint, clue, cue, dash, gentle hint, gesture, glimmer, glimmering, half an idea, hazy idea, hint, idea, implication, impression, index, indication, infusion, innuendo, insinuation, intimation, kick, look, mere notion, nod, notion, nudge, prompt, sauce, scent, seasoning, shade, sign, signal, smack, sneaking suspicion, soupcon, spice, spoor, sprinkling, suggestion, suspicion, symptom, taint, telltale, tempering, thought, tinct, tincture, tinge, tint, tip, tip-off, touch, trace, track, vague idea, vestige, whisper, wind, wink




 


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