What does suspicion mean?

Definitions for suspicion
səˈspɪʃ ənsus·pi·cion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word suspicion.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. intuition, hunch, suspicion(noun)

    an impression that something might be the case

    "he had an intuition that something had gone wrong"

  2. misgiving, mistrust, distrust, suspicion(noun)

    doubt about someone's honesty

  3. suspicion(noun)

    the state of being suspected

    "he tried to shield me from suspicion"

  4. suspicion, suspiciousness(noun)

    being of a suspicious nature

    "his suspiciousness destroyed his marriage"

Wiktionary

  1. suspicion(Noun)

    The act of suspecting something or someone, especially of something wrong.

    Etymology: From Anglo‐French suspecioun, from suspeçun or sospeçon, from suspectionem, of the past participle from suspicere, from sub- with specere.

  2. suspicion(Noun)

    The condition of being suspected.

    Etymology: From Anglo‐French suspecioun, from suspeçun or sospeçon, from suspectionem, of the past participle from suspicere, from sub- with specere.

  3. suspicion(Noun)

    Uncertainty, doubt.

    Etymology: From Anglo‐French suspecioun, from suspeçun or sospeçon, from suspectionem, of the past participle from suspicere, from sub- with specere.

  4. suspicion(Noun)

    A trace, or slight indication.

    a suspicion of a smile

    Etymology: From Anglo‐French suspecioun, from suspeçun or sospeçon, from suspectionem, of the past participle from suspicere, from sub- with specere.

  5. suspicion(Noun)

    The imagining of something without evidence.

    Etymology: From Anglo‐French suspecioun, from suspeçun or sospeçon, from suspectionem, of the past participle from suspicere, from sub- with specere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Suspicion(noun)

    the act of suspecting; the imagination or apprehension of the existence of something (esp. something wrong or hurtful) without proof, or upon very slight evidence, or upon no evidence

  2. Suspicion(noun)

    slight degree; suggestion; hint

  3. Suspicion(verb)

    to view with suspicion; to suspect; to doubt

Freebase

  1. Suspicion

    Suspicion is a romantic psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and starring Cary Grant and Joan Fontaine as a married couple. It also stars Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Nigel Bruce, Dame May Whitty, Isabel Jeans, Heather Angel, and Leo G. Carroll. Joan Fontaine won the Academy Award for Best Actress. It is based on Francis Iles's 1932 novel Before the Fact.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Suspicion

    sus-pish′un, n. act of suspecting: the imagining of something without evidence or on slender evidence: mistrust: (coll.) a slight quantity of, as of spirits.—adj. Suspi′cious, full of suspicion: showing suspicion: inclined to suspect: liable to suspicion, doubtful.—adv. Suspi′ciously.—n. Suspi′ciousness.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'suspicion' in Nouns Frequency: #1693

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of suspicion in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of suspicion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of suspicion in a Sentence

  1. Balaal Khan:

    One of the possibilities is they traveled to Turkey to travel to Syria, the suspicion, and main concern, is that the women have taken their children to Syria.

  2. Royal Oman Police:

    Two postmortems were carried out... and we can confirm that there is no criminal suspicion in the death.

  3. Lee Rowland:

    The fact that some other human makes a decision to violate the law does not make you a criminal, and the problem with that law is that it views every protestor with criminal suspicion, so while rioting is not protected, the problem with that bill is it took every protester and rounded them up to a rioter effectively if one person makes the choice to break the law.

  4. Ranko Krivokapic:

    The government is creating a (parliamentary) majority under suspicion of political corruption, victories that are not based on the free will of the people cannot last.

  5. Peter Cardillo:

    We are looking at a pullback right now. The news of the yuan raises suspicion regarding the economic growth outlook for China, that's taking its toll on the markets.

Images & Illustrations of suspicion

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