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From Old French sospecious, from Latin suspiciosus, suspitiosus.


  • IPA(key): /səˈspɪ.ʃəs/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪʃəs


suspicious (comparative more suspicious, superlative most suspicious)

  1. (passive sense) Arousing suspicion.
    His suspicious behaviour brought him to the attention of the police.
  2. (active sense) Distrustful or tending to suspect.
    I have a suspicious attitude to get-rich-quick schemes.
  3. Expressing suspicion
    She gave me a suspicious look.


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