Definition of Suspicious

1. Adjective. Openly distrustful and unwilling to confide.

Exact synonyms: Leery, Mistrustful, Untrusting, Wary
Similar to: Distrustful
Derivative terms: Leer, Suspicion, Suspiciousness, Wariness



2. Adjective. Not as expected. "Suspicious behavior"
Exact synonyms: Fishy, Funny, Shady, Suspect
Language type: Colloquialism
Similar to: Questionable
Derivative terms: Suspiciousness

Definition of Suspicious

1. a. Inclined to suspect; given or prone to suspicion; apt to imagine without proof.

Definition of Suspicious

1. Adjective. Arousing suspicion. ¹

2. Adjective. distrustful or tending to suspect. ¹

3. Adjective. Expressing suspicion ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Suspicious

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Suspicious

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suspensiveness
suspensor
suspensories
suspensors
suspensory
suspensory bandage
suspensory ligament
suspensory ligaments
suspicable
suspicion
suspicioned
suspicioning
suspicionless
suspicions
suspicious (current term)
suspiciously
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suspiral
suspirals
suspiration
suspirations
suspire
suspired
suspires
suspiring
suspition
suss
suss law
suss out

Literary usage of Suspicious

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1. The English Reader: Or Pieces in Prose and Poetry Selected from the Best by Lindley Murray (1840)
"As a suspicious spirit is the source of many crimes and calamities in the world, so it is the spring of certain misery to the person who indulges it. ..."

2. The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best by Lindley Murray (1816)
"As a suspicious spirit is the source of many crimes and calamities in the world, so it is the spring of certain misery to the person who indulges it. ..."

3. Othello by William Shakespeare (2001)
"... suspicious credulity and impatient submission to the cheats which he sees practised upon him, and which by persuasion he suffers to be repeated, ..."

4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Francis Vesey, John Beames, John Scott Eldon (1813)
"Discretion in Equity to re- fuse Partition upon a suspicious Title: but, if clear, ... It is staled to j^ discretionary, where there are suspicious ..."

5. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1845)
"So that if there be two sufficient witnesses on one side, and two suspicious witnesses on the other, it is as if there were a single sufficient witness, ..."

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