- 秘诀， 窍门
- 表示，示意， 提示
- vt. & vi. 暗示,示意 suggest or mention indirectly
- [C]暗示,示意 a statement or action that gives a small or indirect suggestion
- [C]细微的迹象,少许,微量 a small sign or small amount
- [P]建议,有益的劝告 useful advice
an indirect suggestion;
"not a breath of scandal ever touched her"
a slight indication
a slight but appreciable amount;
"this dish could use a touch of garlic"
a just detectable amount;
"he speaks French with a trace of an accent"
an indication of potential opportunity;
"he got a tip on the stock market"
"a good lead for a job"
drop a hint; intimate by a hint
- There were subtle hints in his letter.
- I hinted at his imprudence,his folly,but he did not take my hint.
- He did not drop any hint, nor did his secretary.
- The possibility of an early election has been hinted at.
- They always hint around that way.
- Your eyes hint that there's something you're afraid of.
- Such examples hint at the fragility of a globalised world.
- He hinted nothing of his intentions.
- He hinted his dissatisfaction with her work.
- I hinted that she should go.
- He hinted that things were not going well.
- She hinted that it was time we left.
- They hinted that they had lost a great deal of money.
- He hinted to me nothing of his intentions.
- They hinted to us that they would take our suggestion.
- Why don't you hint to the director that it's time you had a rise in pay?
- He gave me a hint that I was being cheated.
- There's a subtle hint of garlic in the sauce.
- This list of hints help the new students a lot.
- hint at〔about〕 (v.+prep.)
暗示某事 suggest or mention indirectly to (sth)
hint at〔about〕 sth/v-ing
What on earth are you hinting at?
I hinted at his imprudence.
Again and again she hinted about the intention of her visit to me.
He hinted at the impossibility of winding up the work in two months.
He hinted at having won a great deal of money.
- hint barely〔openly〕 公开地暗示
- hint bashfully 忸怩地暗示
- hint broadly〔vaguely〕 隐约地暗示
- hint curiously 好奇地暗示
- hint gently 悄悄地暗示
- hint obliquely 转弯抹角地暗示
- hint obscurely 模糊地暗示
- hint privately 隐蔽地暗示
- hint significantly 意味深长地暗示
- hint suggestively 启发地暗示
- hint unintelligibly 无知地暗示
- hint wickedly 邪恶地暗示
It is my hint to speak.出自： Sir W. Scott
'I'm sure he is very rich, Fred,' hinted Scrooge's niece.出自： Dickens
Already at Rome he had hinted to her that they might be suitable for each other.出自： E. M. Forster
Nothing was definitely said, but a great deal was hinted.出自： R. G. Collingwood
- hint的基本意思是用间接方式表达思想,即“暗示”,可指暗中地或间接地建议,也可指缺少直率、坦白或直截了当地建议。用作不及物动词时,其后常接介词at, about或of; 用作及物动词时,可以名词或代词作宾语,也可接that从句。
- hint, intimate, suggest
- hint和intimate指用间接、含蓄的语言“暗示”, intimate更为坦白; suggest可指直接“建议”,也可指暗中流露。例如:
- He hinted his dissatisfaction with her work.他暗示了对她工作的不满。
- She hinted that it was time we left.她暗示我们该走了。
- He intimated that he intended to marry her.他暗示要娶她。
- The dean intimated his approval of the plan.系主任表明同意这一计划。
- ☆ 1604年进入英语，直接源自古英语的hentan，意为抓住。