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"inkling" in British English

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inklingnoun [C usually singular, U]

uk   us   /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.
(Definition of inkling from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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inklingnoun [U]

 us   /ˈɪŋk·lɪŋ/
a ​slightidea that something is ​true or ​likely to ​happen, ​although it is not ​certain: She ​saw the ​look on Nick’s ​face but had no inkling of what it ​meant.
(Definition of inkling from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “inkling”
in Spanish idea, sospecha…
in Vietnamese ý niệm mơ hồ…
in Malaysian tidak dapat membayangkan…
in Thai ความเฉลียวใจ…
in French idée, soupçon…
in German die Ahnung…
in Chinese (Simplified) 略知, 模糊的印象…
in Indonesian kecurigaan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 略知, 模糊的印象…
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