What does suspicion mean?

Definitions for suspicionsəˈspɪʃ ən

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"


  1. suspicion(Noun)

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

  2. suspicion(Noun)

    The condition of being suspected.

  3. suspicion(Noun)

    Uncertainty, doubt.

  4. suspicion(Noun)

    A trace, or slight indication.

    a suspicion of a smile

  5. suspicion(Noun)

    The imagining of something without evidence.

  6. Origin: 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


  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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Thomas Steinkraus-Koch:

    We will now pursue this suspicion.

  2. Gaius Julius Caesar:

    Caesar's wife must be above suspicion.

  3. William Shakespeare:

    Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.

  4. Jesse Ang:

    But the suspicion has gone a bit overboard.

  5. Mario Carta:

    We don't have proof, we have strong suspicion.

Images & Illustrations of suspicion

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