soupçon

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From the French soupçon.

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soupçon (plural soupçons)

  1. A very small amount; a hint; a trace.
    Add a soupçon of red pepper. Coffee with a soupçon of cognac.
    No one is so depraved that a soupçon of goodness cannot be found in him.
  2. (dated) A suspicion; a suggestion.
    I have the soupçon that he is a good deal of a charlatan.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Old French sospeçon, from the Latin suspectio.

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soupçon m (plural soupçons)

  1. suspicion, mistrust

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