someone who is under suspicion
a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law; the person being sued or accused
fishy, funny, shady, suspect, suspicious(verb)
not as expected
"there was something fishy about the accident"; "up to some funny business"; "some definitely queer goings-on"; "a shady deal"; "her motives were suspect"; "suspicious behavior"
fly-by-night, shady, louche, comic, laughable, rum, shadowed, untrusting, umbrageous, singular, odd, wary, amusing, comical, suspicious, leery, funny, mirthful, risible, fishy, peculiar, shadowy, mistrustful, rummy, curious
imagine to be the case or true or probable
"I suspect he is a fugitive"; "I surmised that the butler did it"
distrust, mistrust, suspect(verb)
regard as untrustworthy; regard with suspicion; have no faith or confidence in
hold in suspicion; believe to be guilty
"The U.S. suspected Bin Laden as the mastermind behind the terrorist attacks"
To be viewed with suspicion.
The figures in these accounts look suspect \uE000146842 I think someone has been cooking the books.
To distrust or have doubts about (something or someone).
I suspect him of lying.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To doubt is to lack conviction. Incompleteness of evidence may compel one to doubt, or some perverse bias of mind may incline him to. Distrust may express simply a lack of confidence; as, I distrust my own judgment; or it may be nearly equivalent to suspect; as, I distrusted that man from the start. Mistrust and suspect imply that one is almost assured of positive evil; one may distrust himself or others; he suspects others. Mistrust is now rarely, if ever, used of persons, but only of motives, intentions, etc. Distrust is always serious; mistrust is often used playfully. Compare SUPPOSE. Compare synonyms for DOUBT, n.
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How to use suspect in a sentence?
We have no new leads but we are continuing to search for the suspect in the attempted kidnapping.
Interviews by the deputies and supervisors on scene and a written witness statement completed by the victim do not indicate any racially-motivated comments were made by the suspect prior to, during or after the incident.
But we suspect the impact is greater than what we can find on a [ Geographic Information System ] map.
This bears watching; I would suspect the negative flows from high yields is more of a one-week aberration than the reversal of the current trend.
I suspect these reclamations would only ever have localised tactical uses in military terms.
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- مشتبه فيهArabic
- sospitar, sospitósCatalan, Valencian
- podezírat, podezřelý, podezřívatCzech
- misstrauen, verdächtigen, verdächtig, Verdächtige, Verdacht, Verdächtiger, vermutenGerman
- ύποπτος, υποπτεύομαι, ύποπτηGreek
- epäillä, epäiltyFinnish
- gyanakszik, gyanakodik, gyanúsítHungarian
- претпоставува, сомнителна, се сомнева, осомничена, сомнителен, осомниченMacedonian
- verdenken, verdachte, wantrouwen, twijfelen, verdacht, betwijfelenDutch
- podejrzany, podejrzana, podejrzewaćPolish
- suspeito, suspeitar, suspeitaPortuguese
- подозревать, заподозрить, полагать, подозреваемая, подозреваемыйRussian
- అనుమానితురాలు, అనుమానితుడు, అనుమానించుTelugu
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