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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
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