suspicion vs suspect :


  • n  an impression that something might be the case
  • n  doubt about someone's honesty
  • n  the state of being suspected
    he tried to shield me from suspicion
  • n  being of a suspicious nature

  • 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
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