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suspicion

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suspicion /səˈspɪʃən/ noun
plural suspicions
suspicion
/səˈspɪʃən/
noun
plural suspicions
Learner's definition of SUSPICION
[noncount] : a feeling that someone is possibly guilty of a crime or of doing something wrong怀疑;嫌疑
[count] : a feeling that something bad is likely or true不好的预感;不好的猜想
: a feeling of doubt猜疑;疑虑;不放心
[noncount]
[count]
[singular] : a very small amount of something : trace少许;一点儿

the finger of suspicion

see 1finger
TOEFL BNC: 3216 COCA: 3762

suspicion

1 of 2

noun

sus·​pi·​cion sə-ˈspi-shən How to pronounce suspicion (audio)
1
a
: the act or an instance of suspecting something wrong without proof or on slight evidence : mistrust
b
: a state of mental uneasiness and uncertainty : doubt
2
: a barely detectable amount : trace
just a suspicion of garlic

suspicion

2 of 2

verb

suspicioned; suspicioning sə-ˈspi-sh(ə-)niŋ How to pronounce suspicion (audio)

transitive verb

chiefly dialectal
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uncertainty, doubt, dubiety, skepticism, suspicion, mistrust mean lack of sureness about someone or something.

uncertainty may range from a falling short of certainty to an almost complete lack of conviction or knowledge especially about an outcome or result.

assumed the role of manager without hesitation or uncertainty

doubt suggests both uncertainty and inability to make a decision.

plagued by doubts as to what to do

dubiety stresses a wavering between conclusions.

felt some dubiety about its practicality

skepticism implies unwillingness to believe without conclusive evidence.

an economic forecast greeted with skepticism

suspicion stresses lack of faith in the truth, reality, fairness, or reliability of something or someone.

regarded the stranger with suspicion

mistrust implies a genuine doubt based upon suspicion.

had a great mistrust of doctors

Example Sentences

Noun There has long been a suspicion that the painting is a fake. I thought the water might be making us sick, and my suspicions were confirmed by the lab tests. The note aroused her suspicions that he was having an affair. I have a sneaking suspicion that those cookies aren't really homemade. The new policies are regarded by many with suspicion. His story has raised some suspicion. I have my suspicions about his motives. Verb no one will ever suspicion that I'm the one who pulled the prank See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
The 2008 crisis raised a lot of suspicion of what were trusted third parties that handled transactions. Cynthia Littleton, Variety, 18 Aug. 2022 Humans aren’t allowed in the Land of Luck, and Sam becomes a liability to Bob, and a target of suspicion for the security chief known as The Captain (Whoopi Goldberg). John Anderson, WSJ, 4 Aug. 2022 Most notably, police arrested 31 people at an annual LGBTQ Pride in the Park event in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, last month on charges of suspicion of conspiracy to riot. Matt Lavietes, NBC News, 12 July 2022 Second, your default setting should be one of suspicion. Wired, 7 July 2022 That would seem to clear Alice of suspicion, if only because no show would risk doing the exact same trick twice. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 20 June 2022 Although an overwhelming majority of global corporates rely on freelance talent to supplement their internal talent, there remains in many parts of the world an element of suspicion, a fear of talent risk, that has limited the growth of freelancing. Jon Younger, Forbes, 15 June 2022 After the Spanish conquest of the Incan Empire in 1532, Quechua came to be seen as a sign of backwardness or a source of suspicion by the new ruling class. New York Times, 31 May 2022 For years, Marcus Harper lived under a cloud — some might say a thunderstorm — of suspicion. Peter Van Sant, CBS News, 24 May 2022 See More

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Middle English suspecioun, from Anglo-French, from Latin suspicion-, suspicio, from suspicere to suspect — more at suspect

First Known Use

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

circa 1637, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of suspicion was in the 14th century
TOEFL BNC: 3216 COCA: 3762
suspicion

noun

ADJECTIVE | ... OF SUSPICION | VERB + SUSPICION | SUSPICION + VERB | PREPOSITION | PHRASES ADJECTIVEstrong強烈的懷疑There is strong suspicion on both sides that information is being withheld.雙方都強烈懷疑對方隱瞞信息。considerable, deep, grave, great極大的懷疑;深深的懷疑the slightest, vague輕微的/隱約的懷疑I don't think he had the slightest suspicion anything was wrong.我認為他絲毫沒懷疑會有什麼問題。dark, nagging, nasty, sneaking, terrible, worst暗地裏的/無法擺脫的/令人不快的/秘密的/可怕的/最糟的懷疑I have a nasty suspicion he's organized a surprise party for me.我有種不快的感覺,懷疑他為我組織了驚喜晚會。My worst suspicions were realized when I was fired.我被解雇了,我最壞的疑慮變成了現實。lingering揮之不去的懷疑growing越來越深的懷疑mutual相互的懷疑an atmosphere of mutual suspicion相互懷疑的氣氛false, unfounded (especially BrE) 錯誤的/無根據的懷疑Our suspicions turned out to be unfounded.結果證明我們的懷疑毫無根據。widespread廣泛的懷疑initial最初的懷疑... OF SUSPICIONdegree, level懷疑程度/水平VERB + SUSPICIONentertain, harbour/harbor, have持有懷疑;滿腹疑慮;感到懷疑We had our suspicions as to who did it.這事兒到底是誰幹的,我們有所懷疑。express, report, voice表達/提到/說出懷疑be under, come under, fall under被懷疑;受到懷疑He fell under suspicion of tax evasion.他有逃稅嫌疑。arouse, cast, cause, create, draw, fuel, give rise to, invite, raise, sow引起懷疑;引來懷疑;招致懷疑Parked vehicles that arouse suspicion should be reported to the police.發現可疑的停放車輛應報告警方。information that casts suspicion on one of the most powerful figures in the party引起對黨內一位最具權勢人物的猜疑的信息The parked car outside only served to fuel his suspicions.停在外邊的車只能引起他的懷疑。Their odd appearance invited suspicion.他們奇怪的外表招致了懷疑。avoid避免懷疑share吐露懷疑She shared her suspicions with no one but her diary.她沒有向任何人吐露自己的猜疑,只寫在日記中。confirm, heighten, justify, reinforce確認/增強/證實/加深懷疑A telephone call confirmed my worst suspicions.一個電話證明了我最壞的懷疑。allay, dispel減輕/消除懷疑She was anxious to allay any suspicion that she had married for money.她急切地想減輕人們認為她為了錢才結婚的懷疑。SUSPICION + VERBarise懷疑產生exist懷疑存在The suspicion exists that Harris is stealing money from the company safe.有人懷疑說哈里斯從公司保險箱偷錢。linger, remain懷疑繼續;懷疑依然存在grow懷疑加劇fall on sb懷疑涉及到某人Strong suspicion fell on the victim's boyfriend.重大嫌疑落在了受害人男朋友身上。PREPOSITIONabove suspicion, beyond suspicion無可懷疑They thought the teacher was beyond suspicion.他們認為那位老師沒有嫌疑。on suspicion of涉嫌⋯arrested on suspicion of bribery因涉嫌行賄受賄被捕to be arrested / detained / held / questioned on suspicion of sth因涉嫌某事而被捕/拘留/拘押/審問with suspicion懷疑地They viewed the new plan with great suspicion.他們對這個新計劃疑心很大。suspicion about, suspicion as to關於⋯的懷疑his suspicions about the candidate's background他對候選人背景的懷疑suspicion against針對⋯的懷疑Suspicions against the former leader remain.依然有人懷疑前任領導人。PHRASESthe finger of suspicion (especially BrE) 懷疑的矛頭The finger of suspicion pointed to a close friend of the victim.懷疑的矛頭指向受害者的一名密友。grounds for suspicion (BrE) 懷疑的根據The police must have reasonable grounds for suspicion before they can get a search warrant.警察必須有合理的懷疑根據才能獲得搜查證。an object of suspicion懷疑的對象Boys were an immediate object of suspicion to her.男孩子們立刻成了她的懷疑對象。under a cloud of suspicion在疑雲籠罩下He ended his athletics career under a cloud of suspicion.他在疑雲籠罩下結束了自己的運動生涯。
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0_0: Translations of suspicion
  • # n.
    懷疑: disbelief, distrust, doubt, incredulity, question, suspicion
    嫌: ill will, quarrel, resentment, suspicion
    嫌疑: suspicion
    疑慮: doubt, hesitation, misgiving, mistrust, qualm, suspicion
    疑心: distrust, doubt, misgiving, mistrust, suspicion

0_0: Definitions of suspicion
  • # noun.
    - a feeling or thought that something is possible, likely, or true.
    * she had a sneaking suspicion that he was laughing at her
    - cautious distrust.
    * her activities were regarded with suspicion by the headmistress
    - a very slight trace.
    * a suspicion of a smile

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