Definitions for suspicion
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word suspicion.
intuition, hunch, suspicionnoun
an impression that something might be the case
"he had an intuition that something had gone wrong"
misgiving, mistrust, distrust, suspicionnoun
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.
Etymology: From Anglo‐French suspecioun, from suspeçun or sospeçon, from suspectionem, of the past participle from suspicere, from sub- with specere.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
The act of suspecting; imagination of something ill without proof.
Etymology: suspicion, Fr. suspicio, Lat.
This suspicion Miso for the hoggish shrewdness of her brain, and Mopsa for a very unlikely envy she hath stumbled upon. Philip Sidney.
Suspicions amongst thoughts are like bats amongst birds, they ever fly by twilight; they are to be repressed, or at the least well guarded, for they cloud the mind. Francis Bacon.
Suspicion all our lives shall be stuck full of eyes;
For treason is but trusted like a fox,
Who ne’er so tame, so cherish’d and lock’d up,
Will have a wild trick of his ancestors. William Shakespeare.
Though wisdom wake, suspicion sleeps
At wisdom’s gate; and to simplicity
Resigns her charge, while goodness thinks no ill
Where no ill seems. John Milton, Parad. Lost.
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
As a result of our ongoing inquiries we have today arrested a healthcare professional in connection with the investigation, she was arrested earlier this morning on suspicion of murder in relation to eight of the babies and attempted murder in relation to six of the babies and is currently in custody.
I think it would be an opportunity for him to make the case, and if he doesn't do that, there will be a suspicion — and indeed there is — that he doesn't have a good case to make.
What would increase the suspicion of coronavirus would be if you were short of breath, people can also develop pneumonia from the flu, which has a similar presentation, so either way you're going to want to seek medical attention.
Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind; the thief doth fear each bush an officer.
I better understand distrust and suspicion. I understand the meaning of certain looks and certain codes. I understand what it is to be in racial situations for which you have no frame of reference, i understand the tension of always being on guard, of never totally relaxing.
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- sospitaCatalan, Valencian
- Verdächtigung, Argwohn, VerdachtGerman
- سوء ظنPersian
- epäilys, epäluulo, epäilyksenalaisuus, epäily, häivä, häivähdysFinnish
- amharasScottish Gaelic
- 疑惑, 疑い, 容疑Japanese
- cień, ślad, trop, podejrzliwość, poszlaka, podejrzeniePolish
- suspeição, suspeitaPortuguese
- sự nghi ngờVietnamese
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