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English definition of “inkling”

inkling

noun [C usually singular, U]     /ˈɪŋ.klɪŋ/
a feeling that something is true or likely to happen, although you are not certain: [+ that] I didn't have the slightest inkling that she was unhappy. He must have had some inkling of what was happening.Ideas, concepts and theoriesPredicting things and intuition
(Definition of inkling noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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