intuition, hunch, suspicion(noun)
an impression that something might be the case
"he had an intuition that something had gone wrong"
misgiving, mistrust, distrust, suspicion(noun)
doubt about someone's honesty
the state of being suspected
"he tried to shield me from suspicion"
being of a suspicious nature
"his suspiciousness destroyed his marriage"
The act of suspecting something or someone, especially of something wrong.
The condition of being suspected.
A trace, or slight indication.
a suspicion of a smile
The imagining of something without evidence.
Origin: From Anglo‐French suspecioun, from suspeçun or sospeçon, from suspectionem, of the past participle from suspicere, from sub- with specere.
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
slight degree; suggestion; hint
to view with suspicion; to suspect; to doubt
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
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
Rank popularity for the word 'suspicion' in Nouns Frequency: #1693
The numerical value of suspicion in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of suspicion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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- sospitaCatalan, Valencian
- Verdacht, Argwohn, VerdächtigungGerman
- سوء ظنPersian
- häivähdys, häivä, epäily, epäilyksenalaisuus, epäilys, epäluuloFinnish
- amharasScottish Gaelic
- 疑い, 疑惑, 容疑Japanese
- trop, podejrzenie, poszlaka, podejrzliwość, ślad, cieńPolish
- suspeita, suspeiçãoPortuguese
- sự nghi ngờVietnamese
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