soupçon

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From the French soupçon. Doublet of suspection.

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soupçon (plural soupçons)

  1. A very small amount; a hint; a trace, slight idea; an inkling.
    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 them.
  2. (dated) A suspicion; a suggestion.

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French[edit]

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From the Old French sospeçon, inherited from the Latin suspectiō. Not a doublet of suspicion.

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soupçon m (plural soupçons)

  1. suspicion; mistrust
  2. a hint, a tad, a little bit (of something)
    ajoute un soupçon de cannelle
    Synonym: zeste

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