Hint vs Concern - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between hint and concern

is that hint is a clue while concern is that which affects one's welfare or happiness.

As verbs the difference between hint and concern

is that hint is to suggest tacitly without a direct statement; to provide a clue while concern is (label) to relate or belong to; to have reference to or connection with; to affect the interest of; to be of importance to.

hint

English

(wikipedia hint)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A clue.
  • A tacit suggestion that avoids a direct statement.
  • A small, barely detectable amount of.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers), title=(A Cuckoo in the Nest)
  • , chapter=2 citation , passage=Mother very rightly resented the slightest hint of condescension. She considered that the exclusiveness of Peter's circle was due not to its distinction, but to the fact that it was an inner Babylon of prodigality and whoredom,
  • Information in a computer-based font that suggests how the outlines of the font's glyphs should be distorted in order to produce, at specific sizes, a visually appealing pixel-based rendering. Also known as hinting .
  • (obsolete) An opportunity; occasion; fit time.
  • * 1610 , , act 1 scene 2
  • I, not remembering how I cried out then, / Will cry it o'er again: it is a hint / That wrings mine eyes to't.

    Synonyms

    * (small amount) see also .

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To suggest tacitly without a direct statement; to provide a clue.
  • She hinted at the possibility of a recount of the votes .
  • * {{quote-book, year=1913, author=
  • , title=Lord Stranleigh Abroad , chapter=4 citation , passage=“I have tried, as I hinted , to enlist the co-operation of other capitalists, but experience has taught me that any appeal is futile that does not impinge directly upon cupidity. … .”}}
  • To bring to mind by a slight mention or remote allusion; to suggest in an indirect manner.
  • to hint a suspicion
  • * Alexander Pope
  • Just hint a fault and hesitate dislike.
  • To develop and add hints to a font.
  • The typographer worked all day on hinting her new font so it would look good on computer screens .

    Synonyms

    * allude * imply * insinuate * suggest

    Anagrams

    * ----

    concern

    English

    Noun

  • That which affects one's welfare or happiness.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=2 , passage=We drove back to the office with some concern on my part at the prospect of so large a case. Sunning himself on the board steps, I saw for the first time Mr. Farquhar Fenelon Cooke. He was dressed out in broad gaiters and bright tweeds, like an English tourist, and his face might have belonged to Dagon, idol of the Philistines.}}
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011, date=April 10, author=Alistair Magowan, work=BBC Sport
  • , title= Aston Villa 1-0 Newcastle , passage=Although the encounter was bathed in sunshine, the match failed to reach boiling point but that will be of little concern to Gerard Houllier's team, who took a huge step forward before they face crucial matches against their relegation rivals.}}
  • The expression of solicitude, anxiety, or compassion toward a thing or person.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1907, author=
  • , title=The Dust of Conflict, chapter=22 citation , passage=Appleby
  • A business, firm or enterprise; a company.
  • * 2001 November 18, " What the Muslim World Is Watching," The New York Times (retrieved 26 July 2014):
  • Soon after he ascended the throne, an Arabic television joint venture between the BBC and a Saudi concern , Orbit Communications, foundered over the BBC's insistence on editorial independence.
  • (computing, programming) Any set of information that affects the code of a computer program.
  • * 2006 , Awais Rashid, ?Mehmet Aksit, Transactions on Aspect-Oriented Software Development II (page 148)
  • At the programming level, an aspect is a modular unit that implements a concern .

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (label) To relate or belong to; to have reference to or connection with; to affect the interest of; to be of importance to.
  • *(Bible), (w) xxviii. 31
  • *:Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • *(Joseph Addison) (1672-1719)
  • *:Our wars with France have affected us in our most tender interests, and concerned us more than those with any other nation.
  • *(James Fenimore Cooper) (1789-1851)
  • *:ignorant, so far as the usual instruction is concerned
  • *
  • *:As a political system democracy seems to me extraordinarily foolish, but I would not go out of my way to protest against it. My servant is, so far as I am concerned , welcome to as many votes as he can get. I would very gladly make mine over to him if I could.
  • (label) To engage by feeling or sentiment; to interest.
  • :
  • *(Samuel Rogers) (1763-1855)
  • *:They think themselves out the reach of Providence, and no longer concerned to solicit his favour.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1935, author= George Goodchild
  • , title=Death on the Centre Court, chapter=3 , passage=It had been his intention to go to Wimbledon, but as he himself said: “Why be blooming well frizzled when you can hear all the results over the wireless. And results are all that concern me.
  • (label) To make somebody worried.
  • :
  • Derived terms

    * concernable