What does suspicious mean?

Definitions for suspicious
səˈspɪʃ əssus·pi·cious

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

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"

Wiktionary

  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

How to pronounce suspicious?

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How to say suspicious in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of suspicious in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of suspicious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of suspicious in a Sentence

  1. Laicie Heely:

    This might not be a perfect deal, but it is a strong deal, without such an agreement, Iran would be free to move toward a nuclear weapon. The inspections and verification measures provided for in this agreement will ensure that any suspicious moves are detected and responded to accordingly.

  2. Publilius Syrus:

    A suspicious mind always looks on the black side of things.

  3. Benjamin Brown:

    They are anti-Zionist because they believe that -- according to their religious belief -- there is a prohibition to obey a government which is secular, and a prohibition against establishing a Jewish state before the coming of the Messiah. Only the Messiah can establish Jewish sovereignty and therefore they are really not just suspicious of, but hostile towards, The Israeli government.

  4. James Lileks:

    I want to believe in intelligent design, and hence I am suspicious of anything that seems to confirm my desire to believe.

  5. Harry Sarfo:

    When they go back to France or in Germany, they can say, ‘I was only on holidays in Turkey,’ the longer they stay in the Islamic State, the more suspicious the secret service in the West gets, and that’s why they try to do the training as quickly as possible.

Images & Illustrations of suspicious

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