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suspicious

sus·pi·cious

suspicious

 
 
pronunciation:
s spI shs
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: tending to cause or evoke questions or doubt.
These activities carried out in the middle of the night appeared suspicious to the neighbors.
synonyms:
dubious, questionable
antonyms:
unremarkable
similar words:
debatable, doubtful, fishy, shady, slippery, suspect, unbelievable, untrustworthy
definition 2: indicating one's suspicion.
His mother looked at him with a suspicious expression.
antonyms:
unsuspecting, unsuspicious
definition 3: having or inclined to have suspicions; doubting; untrusting.
I grew suspicious when his business trips started to become more frequent.He's a suspicious person and trusts almost no one.
synonyms:
distrustful, doubting, mistrustful
antonyms:
gullible, trusting, unsuspecting, unsuspicious
similar words:
chary, doubtful, dubious, hesitant, incredulous, jealous, leery, shy, skeptical, uncertain, unsure, wary
derivations: suspiciously (adv.), suspiciousness (n.)
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The word suspicious contains the following parts:
su- Latin prefix that means under, below
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The prefix "su- " occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of "sub-."
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