- suspition (obsolete)
suspicion (plural suspicions)
- The act of suspecting something or someone, especially of something wrong.
1967, Sleigh, Barbara, Jessamy, 1993 edition, Sevenoaks, Kent: Bloomsbury, ISBN 0 340 19547 9, page 96:
- His unruly hair was slicked down with water, and as Jessamy introduced him to Miss Brindle his face assumed a cherubic innocence which would immediately have aroused the suspicions of anyone who knew him.
- The condition of being suspected.
- Uncertainty, doubt.
1892, Walter Besant, chapter III, in The Ivory Gate: A Novel, New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers, Franklin Square, OCLC 16832619:
- In former days every tavern of repute kept such a room for its own select circle, a club, or society, of habitués, who met every evening, for a pipe and a cheerful glass. […] Strangers might enter the room, but they were made to feel that they were there on sufferance: they were received with distance and suspicion.
- A trace, or slight indication.
a suspicion of a smile
- Adolphus William Ward (1837-1924)
- The features are mild but expressive, with just a suspicion […] of saturnine or sarcastic humor.
- The imagining of something without evidence.
act of suspecting something or someone, especially of something wrong
condition of being suspected
imagining without evidence
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- (nonstandard, dialect) To suspect; to have suspicions.
- Rudyard Kipling
- Mulvaney continued— "Whin I was full awake the palanquin was set down in a street, I suspicioned, for I cud hear people passin' an' talkin'. But I knew well I was far from home. […]
- 2012, B. M. Bower, Cow-Country (page 195)
- "I've been suspicioning here was where they got their information right along," the sheriff commented, and slipped the handcuffs on the landlord.
- Rudyard Kipling
- “suspicion” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2017.
suspicion f (plural suspicions)