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Meaning of SUSPICIOUS

Pronunciation:  su'spishus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  (informal) not as expected; "there was something fishy about the accident"; "up to some funny business"; "some definitely queer goings-on"; "a shady deal"; "her motives were suspect"; "suspicious behavior"
  2. [adj]  openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
 

SUSPICIOUS is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: distrustful, fishy, funny, leery, mistrustful, queer, questionable, shady, suspect, untrusting, wary
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sus*pi"cious\, a. [OE. suspecious; cf. L.
suspiciosus. See {Suspicion}.]
1. Inclined to suspect; given or prone to suspicion; apt to
   imagine without proof.

         Nature itself, after it has done an injury, will
         ever be suspicious; and no man can love the person
         he suspects.                          --South.

         Many mischievous insects are daily at work to make
         men of merit suspicious of each other. --Pope.

2. Indicating suspicion, mistrust, or fear.

         We have a suspicious, fearful, constrained
         countenance.                          --Swift.

3. Liable to suspicion; adapted to raise suspicion; giving
   reason to imagine ill; questionable; as, an author of
   suspicious innovations; suspicious circumstances.

         I spy a black, suspicious, threatening could.
                                               --Shak.

Syn: Jealous; distrustful; mistrustful; doubtful;
     questionable. See {Jealous}. -- {Sus*pi"cious*ly}, adv.
     -- {Sus*pi"cious*ness}, n.

 

 

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