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doubtful dubious suspicious
If you feel doubtful about something, you are unsure about it or about whether it will happen or be successful.
If you are dubious about something, you are not sure whether it is the right thing to do.
If you describe something as dubious, you think it is not completely honest, safe, or reliable.
If you are suspicious of a person, you do not trust them and think they might be involved in something dishonest or illegal.
If you describe something as suspicious, it suggests behaviour that is dishonest, illegal, or dangerous.
|Adj.||1.||suspicious - openly distrustful and unwilling to confide|
distrustful - having or showing distrust; "a man of distrustful nature"; "my experience...in other fields of law has made me distrustful of rules of thumb generally"- B.N.Cardozo; "vigilant and distrustful superintendence"- Thomas Jefferson
|2.||suspicious - 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"|
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
questionable - subject to question; "questionable motives"; "a questionable reputation"; "a fire of questionable origin"
distrustful trusting, gullible, credulous, believing, unsuspecting, trustful, unsuspicious
suspect straight, above board, beyond suspicion, open, straightforward, upright, unquestionable, not open to question
Paul was a suspicious man → Paul era un hombre desconfiado
many people are suspicious that the government will reduce benefits further → mucha gente tiene la sospecha de que el gobierno va a reducir aún más los subsidios
to be suspicious about sth → desconfiar de algo
to become or grow suspicious (of sth/sb) → empezar a desconfiar (de algo/algn)
that made him suspicious → eso le hizo sospechar
to have a suspicious mind → tener una mente desconfiada or recelosa
he is suspicious of visitors → se muestra receloso ante las visitas
did you see anything suspicious? → ¿viste algo sospechoso?
it looks very suspicious to me → me parece muy sospechoso
is there anything suspicious about the crash? → ¿hay algo sospechoso acerca del choque?
in suspicious circumstances → en circunstancias sospechosas
The police became suspicious → La police commençait à avoir des soupçons.
He was suspicious at first → Il était méfiant au début.
He shot a suspicious glance at me → Il me lança un regard soupçonneux.
to be suspicious of sth [+ reform, motives] → avoir des doutes à propos de qch, trouver qch suspect(e)
a suspicious person
BUT un individu louche.
suspicious[səˈspɪʃəs] adj (causing suspicion) → sospetto/a; (feeling suspicion) suspicious (of) → sospettoso/a (di), diffidente (di)
to be suspicious of or about sb/sth → nutrire dei sospetti nei riguardi di qn/qc
that made him suspicious → questo lo ha insospettito
a suspicious character → un(a) tipo/a sospetto/a