1. [syn: inkling, intimation, glimmering, glimmer]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a slight suggestion or vague understanding; "he had no
inkling what was about to happen" [syn: inkling,
intimation, glimmering, glimmer]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
61 Moby Thesaurus words for "inkling":
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