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Suspicion definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SUSPI'CION, n. [L. suspicio. See Suspect.] The act of suspecting; the imagination of the existence of something without proof, or upon very slight evidence, or upon no evidence at all. Suspicion often proceeds from the apprehension of evil; it is the offspring or companion of jealousy.
Suspicions among thoughts, are like bats among birds; they ever fly by twilight.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: an impression that something might be the case; "he had an intuition that something had gone wrong" [syn: intuition, hunch, suspicion]
2: doubt about someone's honesty [syn: misgiving, mistrust, distrust, suspicion]
3: the state of being suspected; "he tried to shield me from suspicion"
4: being of a suspicious nature; "his suspiciousness destroyed his marriage" [syn: suspicion, suspiciousness]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English suspecioun, from Anglo-French, from Latin suspicion-, suspicio, from suspicere to suspect more at suspect Date: 14th century 1. a. the act or an instance of suspecting something wrong without proof or on slight evidence ; mistrust b. a state of mental uneasiness and uncertainty ; doubt 2. a barely detectable amount ; trace <just a suspicion of garlic> Synonyms: see uncertainty II. transitive verb (suspicioned; suspicioning) Date: circa 1637 chiefly dialect suspect

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 the feeling or thought of a person who suspects. 2 the act or an instance of suspecting; the state of being suspected. 3 (foll. by of) a slight trace of. Phrases and idioms: above suspicion too obviously good etc. to be suspected. under suspicion suspected. Etymology: ME f. AF suspeciun (OF sospeçon) f. med.L suspectio -onis f. L suspicere (as SUSPECT): assim. to F suspicion & L suspicio

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Suspicion Sus*pi"cion, n. [OE. suspecioun, OF. souspe[,c]on, F. soup[,c]on, L. suspectio a looking up to, an esteeming highly, suspicion, fr. suspicere to look up, to esteem, to mistrust. The modern form suspicion in English and French is in imitation of L. suspicio mistrust, suspicion. See Suspect, and cf. Suspicious.] 1. 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. Suspicions among thoughts are like bats among birds, they ever fly by twilight. --Bacon. 2. Slight degree; suggestion; hint. [Colloq.] The features are mild but expressive, with just a suspicion . . . of saturnine or sarcastic humor. --A. W. Ward. Syn: Jealousy; distrust; mistrust; diffidence; doubt.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Suspicion Sus*pi"cion, v. t. To view with suspicion; to suspect; to doubt. [Obs. or Low] --South.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(suspicions) Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English. 1. Suspicion or a suspicion is a belief or feeling that someone has committed a crime or done something wrong. There was a suspicion that this runner attempted to avoid the procedures for dope testing... The police said their suspicions were aroused because Mr Owens had other marks on his body... Scotland Yard had assured him he was not under suspicion... N-VAR: oft N that, N of n, under N, on N of n 2. If there is suspicion of someone or something, people do not trust them or consider them to be reliable. ...the traditional British suspicion of psychotherapy... He may have had some suspicions of Michael Foster, the editor of the journal... N-VAR: oft N of n 3. A suspicion is a feeling that something is probably true or is likely to happen. I have a sneaking suspicion that they are going to succeed... N-COUNT: oft N that 4. A suspicion of something is a very small amount of it. (WRITTEN) ...large blooms of white with a suspicion of pale pink. = hint N-SING: usu N of n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Surmise, conjecture, supposition, guess. 2. Distrust, mistrust, doubt, misgiving, want of confidence.

Moby Thesaurus

Pyrrhonism, apprehension, apprehensiveness, bare suggestion, broad hint, cageyness, cast, caution, cautiousness, chariness, clue, concern, cue, dash, diffidence, disinclination to believe, distrust, distrustfulness, doubt, doubtfulness, dubiety, dubiousness, feeling, flavor, foreboding, forefeeling, funny feeling, gentle hint, gesture, gleam, glimmer, glimmering, guardedness, half an idea, half-belief, hazy idea, hesitation, hint, hunch, idea, implication, impression, incertitude, inconvincibility, incredulity, index, indication, infusion, inkling, innuendo, insinuation, intimation, intuition, intuitive impression, kick, leeriness, lick, look, mere notion, misdoubt, misgiving, mistrust, mistrustfulness, nod, notion, nudge, preapprehension, premonition, presentiment, prompt, qualm, question, resistiveness to belief, sauce, scent, scepticism, scintilla, scruple, scrupulousness, seasoning, second thoughts, self-doubt, shade, shadow, shadow of doubt, sign, signal, sip, skepticalness, skepticism, smack, smattering, smell, sneaking suspicion, soupcon, spark, spice, spoor, sprinkling, suggestion, sup, suspect, suspiciousness, symptom, tad, taint, taste, telltale, tempering, thought, tinct, tincture, tinge, tint, total skepticism, touch, tough-mindedness, trace, track, uncertainty, unconvincibility, uncredulousness, unpersuadability, unpersuasibility, vague feeling, vague idea, vestige, wariness, whiff, whisper, wink, wonder


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