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soup·çon

 (so͞op-sôN′, so͞op′sŏn′)
n.
A very small amount; a trace: not a soupçon of mercy.

[French, from Old French sospeçon, suspicion, from Latin suspectiō, suspectiōn-, fear, from suspectus, past participle of suspicere, to suspect; see suspect.]

soupçon

(supsɔ̃)
n
a slight amount; dash
[C18: from French, ultimately from Latin suspicio suspicion]

soup•çon

(supˈsɔ̃, ˈsup sɔ̃)

n.
a slight trace, as of a seasoning; hint.
[1760–70; < French: a suspicion, Old French sospeçon < Late Latin suspectiōnem, acc. of suspectiō, for Latin suspīciō suspicion]

Soupçon

 of justice, 1849; of sense, 1849.

soupçon

A French word for suspicion, used to mean a small amount.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.soupçon - a slight but appreciable amountsoupcon - a slight but appreciable amount; "this dish could use a touch of garlic"
small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
snuff - a pinch of smokeless tobacco inhaled at a single time

soupçon

noun
Translations

soupçon

[ˈsuːpsɔ̃] N (Culin) → pizca f
with a soupçon of gingercon una pizca de jengibre
with a soupçon of creamcon un chorrito de nata or (LAm) crema

soupçon

n (of spice etc)Spur f; (of irony etc)Anflug m; (of melancholy)Hauch m, → Spur f; sauce? — just a soupçonSoße? — (ja bitte, nur) ganz wenig

soupçon

[ˈsuːps#xf5;n] n (frm, hum) → ombra
References in classic literature ?
They crimped and curled her hair, they polished her neck and arms with some fragrant powder, touched her lips with coralline salve to make them redder, and Hortense would have added `a soupcon of rouge', if Meg had not rebelled.
Tabib est de tous les plateaux TV et de toutes les radios et n'epargne personne ou presque, et evoque chaque fois un nombre plus grand de dossiers sans donner de noms, faisant ainsi planer le soupcon sur tout le monde.
Take a pinch of Roald Dahl, add a soupcon of Neil Gaiman and the spice of something entirely fresh and you might just cook up this debut adventure from the sometime graphic designer.
here, a dollop of the Spielberg-produced "Poltergeist" there, and a soupcon of what might be called "Invisible Encounters of the Kid Kind.
I can't deny there was a soupcon of disappointment when I saw Nigella Lawson's new C4 cookery contest The Taste has been brought to us in association with Homebase.
We didn't see any actual cooking and this hopelessly dreary programme made no attempt to drum up even a soupcon of interest in the contestants.
There were a few pantomime moments as Rosen invited youngsters to throw imaginary orange pips at pirates, make the sound of killer bees and even a soupcon of "oh no it isn't
Thirteen: Conspiracy Channel 5, 9pm Take a dash of 24, soupcon of Lost, and throw in a dash of the Jason Bourne movies, and what have you got?
Were one to find that Camels contain a soupcon of Prestone, it would explain how this Bureau of Indications writer got through those brutal Wisconsin winters during college.
L'Ere du soupcon de Nathalie Sarraute participe pleinement--bien que de maniere toute particuliere--a ces reflexions concernant l'histoire du genre.
Sure to be among the most controversial of these is The History Boys, which adds a soupcon of illicit sex to the familiar Dead Poets Society formula: Richard Griffiths's Hector is a rotund English teacher who inspires his teen pupils with poetry and analysis and then, at the end of the day, invites them onto his motorbike to discreetly cop a feel.
The opener, Christopher Wheeldon's piece d'occasion For 4, allowed the four men to ride the nuances of Schubert's Death and the Maiden with a soupcon of wit and playfulness.