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sus·pi·cious

 (sə-spĭsh′əs)
adj.
1. Arousing or apt to arouse suspicion; questionable: suspicious behavior.
2. Tending to suspect; distrustful: a suspicious nature.
3. Expressing suspicion: a suspicious look.

sus·pi′cious·ly adv.
sus·pi′cious·ness n.

suspicious

(səˈspɪʃəs)
adj
1. exciting or liable to excite suspicion; questionable
2. disposed to suspect something wrong
3. indicative or expressive of suspicion
susˈpiciously adv
susˈpiciousness n

sus•pi•cious

(səˈspɪʃ əs)

adj.
1. tending to cause or excite suspicion; questionable: suspicious behavior.
2. inclined to suspect, esp. inclined to suspect evil; distrustful.
3. full of or feeling suspicion.
4. expressing or indicating suspicion: a suspicious glance.
[1300–50; Middle English < Latin suspīciōsus]
sus•pi′cious•ly, adv.
sus•pi′cious•ness, n.

doubtful

dubioussuspicious
1. 'doubtful'

If you feel doubtful about something, you are unsure about it or about whether it will happen or be successful.

Do you feel insecure and doubtful about your ability?
It was doubtful he would ever see her again.
2. 'dubious'

If you are dubious about something, you are not sure whether it is the right thing to do.

Alison sounded very dubious.
The men in charge were a bit dubious about taking women on.

If you describe something as dubious, you think it is not completely honest, safe, or reliable.

...his dubious abilities as a teacher.
3. 'suspicious'

If you are suspicious of a person, you do not trust them and think they might be involved in something dishonest or illegal.

I am suspicious of his intentions.
Miss Lenaut had grown suspicious.

If you describe something as suspicious, it suggests behaviour that is dishonest, illegal, or dangerous.

He listened for any suspicious sounds.
...in suspicious circumstances.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.suspicious - openly distrustful and unwilling to confidesuspicious - 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"

suspicious

adjective
2. suspect, dubious, questionable, funny, doubtful, dodgy (Brit., Austral., & N.Z. informal), queer, irregular, shady (informal), fishy (informal), of doubtful honesty, open to doubt or misconstruction two suspicious-looking characters
suspect straight, above board, beyond suspicion, open, straightforward, upright, unquestionable, not open to question
3. odd, strange, mysterious, dark, dubious, irregular, questionable, murky (informal), shady (informal), fishy Four people have died in suspicious circumstances.

suspicious

adjective
1. Of dubious character:
Informal: fishy.
2. Lacking trust or confidence:
Translations
مُرْتاب، شاكٌّ في، ظَنونمُريب، مُثير للشَّكمَشْبُوه
podezřelýpodezřívavýnedůvěřivýpodezíravý
mistænksommistænkelig
epäilyttäväepäluuloinenepäilevä
sumnjičav
gyanakvó
grunsamlegurtortrygginn
不審な怪しい怪しむような疑いの疑わしい
수상한
nezaupljivsumljiv
misstänkt
สงสัย
kuşkuluşüphe uyandırangüvenmeyen
khả nghi

suspicious

[səsˈpɪʃəs] ADJ
1. (= mistrustful) [person, nature] → desconfiado; [glance] → receloso
Paul was a suspicious manPaul era un hombre desconfiado
many people are suspicious that the government will reduce benefits furthermucha gente tiene la sospecha de que el gobierno va a reducir aún más los subsidios
to be suspicious about sthdesconfiar de algo
to become or grow suspicious (of sth/sb)empezar a desconfiar (de algo/algn)
that made him suspiciouseso le hizo sospechar
to have a suspicious mindtener una mente desconfiada or recelosa
he is suspicious of visitorsse muestra receloso ante las visitas
2. (= causing suspicion) [person, behaviour, package] → sospechoso
did you see anything suspicious?¿viste algo sospechoso?
it looks very suspicious to meme parece muy sospechoso
is there anything suspicious about the crash?¿hay algo sospechoso acerca del choque?
in suspicious circumstancesen circunstancias sospechosas

suspicious

[səˈspɪʃəs] adj
(= suspecting wrongdoing) → qui a des soupçons
The police became suspicious → La police commençait à avoir des soupçons.
(= wary) → soupçonneux/euse, méfiant(e)
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)
(= arousing suspicion) [person, circumstances] → suspect(e)
a suspicious person
BUT un individu louche.

suspicious

adj
(= feeling suspicion)argwöhnisch, misstrauisch (of gegenüber); you have a suspicious mindSie sind aber misstrauisch; to be suspicious about somethingetw mit Misstrauen or Argwohn (geh)betrachten
(= causing suspicion)verdächtig; there were no suspicious circumstanceses gab keine verdächtigen Umstände; he died in suspicious circumstanceser starb unter verdächtigen or zweifelhaften Umständen; the police are treating her death as suspiciousdie Polizei betrachtet ihren Tod als nicht natürlich

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

suspect

(səˈspekt) verb
1. to think (a person etc) guilty. Whom do you suspect (of the crime)?; I suspect him of killing the girl.
2. to distrust. I suspected her motives / air of honesty.
3. to think probable. I suspect that she's trying to hide her true feelings; I began to suspect a plot.
noun (ˈsaspekt)
a person who is thought guilty. There are three possible suspects in this murder case.
adjective
not trustworthy. I think his statement is suspect.
suspicion (səˈspiʃən) noun
1. the process of suspecting or being suspected; the/a feeling causing a person to suspect. They looked at each other with suspicion; I have a suspicion that she is not telling the truth.
2. a slight quantity or trace. There was a suspicion of triumph in his tone.
suspicious (səˈspiʃəs) adjective
1. having or showing suspicion. I'm always suspicious of men like him; a suspicious glance.
2. causing or arousing suspicion. suspicious circumstances.
suspiciously (səˈspiʃəsli) adverb
suˈspiciousness noun

suspicion,

suspicious

etc see suspect

suspicious

مَشْبُوه podezřívavý mistænksom verdächtig καχύποπτος suspicaz epäilyttävä suspicieux sumnjičav sospetto 疑わしい 수상한 wantrouwend mistenksom podejrzany suspeita, suspeitoso подозрительный misstänkt สงสัย kuşkulu khả nghi 令人怀疑的

suspicious

adj sospechoso; a suspicious mass..una masa sospechosa
References in classic literature ?
I have searched carefully through the records of the Wizard's actions, and among them I can find but three that appear to have been suspicious.
There was not a more suspicious man, nor a more stout.
If I were suspicious,' I replied, 'I should have discovered your infamy long before.
Your way of life, however pure your conduct may be -- and I will do you the justice to believe it pure -is a suspicious way of life to all respectable people.
The Trojans were suspicious of the wooden horse and standing round it debated what they ought to do.
Putting this nonsense aside, I have observed a suspicious tendency in the champions to divide into two parties; the one, contending that there are no deserving Poor who prefer death by slow starvation and bitter weather, to the mercies of some Relieving Officers and some Union Houses; the other, admitting that there are such Poor, but denying that they have any cause or reason for what they do.
We was in a sweat to find out what his secret was, but Tom said the best way was not to seem anxious, then likely he would drop into it himself in one of his talks, but if we got to asking questions he would get suspicious and shet up his shell.
The fact is, as we have since been informed by one of the parties, it was a mischievous pleasure with some of the partners and clerks, who were young men, to play upon the suspicious temper and splenetic humors of the captain.
The Englishman attempted to dissuade him, but immediately the black became threatening and abusive, since, like all those who are ignorant, he was suspicious that the intentions of others were always ulterior unless they perfectly coincided with his wishes.
He had been interviewed by all manner of people, had listened to dozens of suspicious stories.
I thought of all the suspicious objects scattered about the room, of the probability that he was only putting this question to try my courage, of the very likely chance that he would shoot me forthwith, if I began to prevaricate.
If I pour out your medicine, I commit a suspicious action--they say I poisoned