1 motion, plan, proposal, proposition, recommendation
2 breath, hint, indication, insinuation, intimation, suspicion, trace, whisper
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suggestion ( suggestions plural )
1 n-count If you make a suggestion, you put forward an idea or plan for someone to think about.
oft N of/for n/-ing
The dietitian was helpful, making suggestions as to how I could improve my diet..., Perhaps he'd followed her suggestion of a stroll to the river...
2 n-count A suggestion is something that a person says which implies that something is the case.
oft N that
We reject any suggestion that the law needs amending..., There are suggestions that he might be supported by the Socialists.
3 n-sing If there is no suggestionthat something is the case, there is no reason to think that it is the case.
usu with brd-neg, N that, N of n
There is no suggestion whatsoever that the two sides are any closer to agreeing...
4 n-count If there is a suggestionof something, there is a slight amount or sign of it.
usu sing, N of n
...that fashionably faint suggestion of a tan., ...a firm, well-sprung mattress with not one suggestion of a sag.
5 n-uncount Suggestion means giving people a particular idea by associating it with other ideas.
The power of suggestion is very strong.
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