suspect vs suspicious :

suspect vs suspicious

suspect or suspicious

Suspect is a person suspected of something in particular of committing a crime. It is to have distrust or have doubts about someone or something that makes one believe them to be guilty.

"The Feds interrogated the suspect of the murder for several hours."

Suspicious is a questionable action of arousing suspicion or tending to suspect.

"She gave me a suspicious stare."


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Definitions

  • n  someone who is under suspicion
  • n  a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law; the person being sued or accused
  • v  imagine to be the case or true or probable
    I suspect he is a fugitive
  • v  regard as untrustworthy; regard with suspicion; have no faith or confidence in
  • v  hold in suspicion; believe to be guilty
    The U.S. suspected Bin Laden as the mastermind behind the terrorist attacks
  • s  not as expected
    her motives were suspect

  • s  openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
  • s  not as expected
    suspicious behavior
News & Articles


  • Police: Suspicious Des Moines death not a homicide
    Authorities say the suspicious death of a Des Moines hammer attack suspect wasn't the result of a crime.
    June 20, 2013 - WKBT La Crosse
  • Suspicious package causes street closures near Castro District
    Police have shut down streets near San Francisco's Castro neighborhood Thursday afternoon because of a suspicious package, a police spokesman said. The package was discovered in the 2000 block of 15th Street, and the area has been cordoned off, Officer Albie Esparza said. The incident has disrupted service on San Francisco Municipal Railway's F-Market line, Muni officials said.  
    June 20, 2013 - KTVU
  • Suspicious package causes bomb scare near Hip Strip
    Missoula police confirmed a suspicious package was found and forced them to block off Myrtle Street between Fourth and Fifth on Thurday morning. 
    June 20, 2013 - KECI Missoula