Definitions for suspicioussəˈspɪʃ əs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sus•pi•cioussəˈspɪʃ əs(adj.)

  1. tending to cause or excite suspicion; questionable:

    suspicious behavior.

  2. inclined to suspect, esp. inclined to suspect evil; distrustful.

  3. full of or feeling suspicion.

  4. expressing or indicating suspicion:

    a suspicious glance.

Origin of suspicious:

1300–50; ME < L suspīciōsus


Princeton's WordNet

  1. leery, mistrustful, suspicious, untrusting, wary(adj)

    openly distrustful and unwilling to confide

  2. fishy, funny, shady, suspect, suspicious(adj)

    not as expected

    "there was something fishy about the accident"; "up to some funny business"; "some definitely queer goings-on"; "a shady deal"; "her motives were suspect"; "suspicious behavior"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. suspicious(adjective)əˈspɪʃ əs

    thinking that sb or sth could be bad or wrong

    local people who are suspicious of foreigners; She became suspicious when small amounts of money began to disappear.

  2. suspiciousəˈspɪʃ əs

    looking or seeming dangerous or bad

    a suspicious package left in the airport; She looked at me suspiciously.; two men behaving suspiciously before the bombing


  1. suspicious(Adjective)

    Arousing suspicion.

    His suspicious behaviour brought him to the attention of the police.

  2. suspicious(Adjective)

    distrustful or tending to suspect.

    I have a suspicious attitude to get-rich-quick schemes.

  3. suspicious(Adjective)

    Expressing suspicion

    She gave me a suspicious look.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Suspicious(adj)

    inclined to suspect; given or prone to suspicion; apt to imagine without proof

  2. Suspicious(adj)

    indicating suspicion, mistrust, or fear

  3. Suspicious(adj)

    liable to suspicion; adapted to raise suspicion; giving reason to imagine ill; questionable; as, an author of suspicious innovations; suspicious circumstances

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'suspicious' in Adjectives Frequency: #813

Translations for suspicious

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


having or showing suspicion

I'm always suspicious of men like him; a suspicious glance.

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