hintingly

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hint (hɪnt)
 
n
1.  a suggestion or implication given in an indirect or subtle manner: he dropped a hint
2.  a helpful piece of advice or practical suggestion
3.  a small amount; trace
 
vb (when intr, often foll by at; when tr, takes a clause as object)
4.  to suggest or imply indirectly
 
[C17: of uncertain origin]
 
'hinter
 
n
 
'hinting
 
n
 
'hintingly
 
adv

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