hint
noun.
an indirect suggestion
not a breath of scandal ever touched her
Synonym: breath, intimation
noun.
a slight indication
Synonym: clue
noun.
a slight but appreciable amount
this dish could use a touch of garlic
noun.
a just detectable amount
he speaks French with a trace of an accent|a hint mockery in her manner|a tint of glamour
Synonym: trace, tint, suggestion
noun.
an indication of potential opportunity
he got a tip on the stock market|a good lead for a job
verb.
drop a hint; intimate by a hint
Synonym: suggest