AskDefine | Define suspicious

Dictionary Definition

suspicious adj
1 openly distrustful and unwilling to confide [syn: leery, mistrustful, untrusting, wary]
2 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" [syn: fishy, funny, queer, shady, suspect]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. arousing suspicion
    His suspicious behaviour brought him to the attention of the police.
  2. distrustful or tending to suspect
    I have a suspicious attitude to get-rich-quick schemes.
  3. expressing suspicion
    She gave me a suspicious look.


arousing suspicion
  • Czech: podezřelý
  • Finnish: epäilyttävä
  • French: suspect
  • German: verdächtig
  • Japanese: qualifier general 怪しい; qualifier formal 不審な
  • Portuguese: suspeito
  • Russian: подозрительный
  • Czech: podezřívavý, podezíravý
  • Finnish: epäilevä, epäluuloinen
  • German: misstrauisch
  • Japanese: 怪しい
  • Portuguese: desconfiado
  • Russian: подозрительный
expressing suspicion
  • Czech: podezřívavý, podezíravý
  • Finnish: epäilevä, epäluuloinen
  • German: misstrauisch
  • Japanese: 疑いの, 怪しむような
  • Russian: подозрительный

See also

Extensive Definition

Suspicion or suspicions may refer to:
In television:
In other fields:

See also

suspicious in French: Suspicion

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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