intimation intimation  /ˌɪn tə ˈmeɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) an indirect suggestion
  2. (n) a slight suggestion or vague understanding



  1. They still encounter an occasional intimation of cannibalism.
  2. These words were the first intimation to the outside world that revolt had broken out in Spain.
  3. The nation which had been given but one guarded intimation of the Secretary's week-long illness learned some minutes later.



  1. "Performance is everything," Tracy said. "You have to make sure the person that you're talking to hears it loud and clear, and that there's a serious intimation to what's being said. You're hopeful that at some point and time he realizes...
    on Mar 23, 2007 By: Jim Tracy Source:

  2. "There is intimation from China that it will only carry out run-of-the-river projects, which would not affect the flow of water from the Brahmaputra in India," Bansal told IANS in an interview.
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Pawan Kumar Bansal Source: Express Buzz

  3. "The government of Pakistan will never negotiate with terrorists, but we fully intend to engage tribal leaders who have been abandoned by the previous government and have been co-opted by extremists by intimation and coercion," Zardari said.
    on May 29, 2008 By: Asif Ali Zardari Source: Hindustan Times

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