intimation \in-tuh-MAY-shuhn\, noun:
an indirect or slight suggestion; hint
I often use this word. It’s one that when I do use it around non-writers they ask me what it means.
Some words people can figure out in context. I guess this isn’t one of them. I’m also asked to spell it by some wiseacres. I can. I can spell lots of words.
I’ve found in dealing with men, you don’t intimate. You tell them directly. Other women will pick up hints. Men will not. After I’ve been with women for a few hours, I go home and talk that way to the men in my house. Often my husband will just ask me what I want him to do.
It’s a good strategy on his part. I then get back to manspeak and we all can understand each other.
This is one of those words that sound dirty, but isn’t. Though an intimation can be for something dirty.
What was the last thing you intimated?