Definition of Suspicion

1. Noun. An impression that something might be the case. "He had an intuition that something had gone wrong"

Exact synonyms: Hunch, Intuition
Generic synonyms: Belief, Feeling, Impression, Notion, Opinion
Specialized synonyms: Bosom, Heart
Derivative terms: Intuit, Suspect



2. Noun. Doubt about someone's honesty.

3. Noun. The state of being suspected. "He tried to shield me from suspicion"
Generic synonyms: Antagonism, Enmity, Hostility
Specialized synonyms: Cloud
Derivative terms: Suspect

4. Noun. Being of a suspicious nature. "His suspiciousness destroyed his marriage"
Exact synonyms: Suspiciousness
Generic synonyms: Distrust, Distrustfulness, Mistrust
Derivative terms: Suspicious, Suspicious

Definition of Suspicion

1. n. 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. v. t. To view with suspicion; to suspect; to doubt.

Definition of Suspicion

1. Noun. The act of suspecting something or someone, especially of something wrong. ¹

2. Noun. The condition of being suspected. ¹

3. Noun. Uncertainty, doubt. ¹

4. Noun. A trace, or slight indication. ¹

5. Noun. The imagining of something without evidence. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Suspicion

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Suspicion

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Literary usage of Suspicion

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1. My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass (1855)
"I have often been put thus to the torture, on bare suspicion. ... suspicion and torture are the approved methods of getting at the truth, here. ..."

2. A History of the Inquisition of the Middle Ages by Henry Charles Lea (1887)
"The erection of suspicion into a crime gave ample opportunity for the ... This gave a peculiar and sinister significance to suspicion of heresy which was ..."

3. Othello by William Shakespeare (2001)
"Cassio is portrayed exactly as he ought to be to excite suspicion without actual guilt, amiable and nobly disposed, but easily seduced* The public events of ..."

4. The Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen, Reginald Brimley Johnson (1892)
"The manner in which Miss Steele had spoken of Edward increased her curiosity ; for it struck her, as being rather ill-natured, and suggested the suspicion ..."

5. The Works of Francis Bacon by John Thomas Scharf, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Francis Bacon, James Spedding, Robert Leslie Ellis, Douglas Denon Heath, William Rawley (1878)
"OF suspicion. suspicionS amongst thoughts are like bats amongst birds, they ever fly by twilight Certainly they are to be repressed, or at the least well ..."

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