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suspicion


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Suspicion  \Sus*pi"cion\,  n.  [OE.  suspecioun  OF  souspe[,c]on, 
  F.  soup[,c]on,  L.  suspectio  a  looking  up  to  an  esteeming 
  highly,  suspicion,  fr  suspicere  to  look  up  to  esteem,  to 
  mistrust.  The  modern  form  suspicion  in  English  and  French  is 
  in  imitation  of  L.  suspicio  mistrust,  suspicion.  See 
  {Suspect},  and  cf  {Suspicious}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  suspecting;  the  imagination  or  apprehension  of 
  the  existence  of  something  (esp.  something  wrong  or 
  hurtful)  without  proof,  or  upon  very  slight  evidence,  or 
  upon  no  evidence. 
 
  Suspicions  among  thoughts  are  like  bats  among  birds, 
  they  ever  fly  by  twilight.  --Bacon. 
 
  2.  Slight  degree;  suggestion;  hint.  [Colloq.] 
 
  The  features  are  mild  but  expressive,  with  just  a 
  suspicion  .  .  .  of  saturnine  or  sarcastic  humor. 
  --A.  W.  Ward. 
 
  Syn:  Jealousy;  distrust;  mistrust;  diffidence;  doubt. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Suspicion  \Sus*pi"cion\,  v.  t. 
  To  view  with  suspicion;  to  suspect;  to  doubt.  [Obs.  or  Low] 
  --South. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  suspicion 
  n  1:  an  impression  that  something  might  be  the  case;  "he  had  an 
  intuition  that  something  had  gone  wrong"  [syn:  {intuition}, 
  {hunch}] 
  2:  doubt  about  someone's  honesty  [syn:  {misgiving},  {mistrust}, 
  {distrust}] 
  3:  the  state  of  being  suspected;  "he  tried  to  shield  me  from 
  suspicion" 
  4:  being  of  a  suspicious  nature;  "his  suspiciousness  destroyed 
  his  marriage"  [syn:  {suspiciousness}] 




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