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Synonyms for suspicion
səˈspɪʃ ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intuition, hunch, suspicion(noun)

    an impression that something might be the case

    "he had an intuition that something had gone wrong"

    Synonyms:
    suspiciousness, intuition, hunch, distrust, mistrust, misgiving

  2. misgiving, mistrust, distrust, suspicion(noun)

    doubt about someone's honesty

    Synonyms:
    apprehension, mistrust, misgiving, distrustfulness, suspiciousness, hunch, intuition, distrust, scruple, qualm

  3. suspicion(noun)

    the state of being suspected

    "he tried to shield me from suspicion"

    Synonyms:
    suspiciousness, intuition, hunch, distrust, mistrust, misgiving

  4. suspicion, suspiciousness(noun)

    being of a suspicious nature

    "his suspiciousness destroyed his marriage"

    Synonyms:
    suspiciousness, intuition, hunch, distrust, mistrust, misgiving

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. suspicion(n)

    Doubt is a lack of conviction that may refer either to matters of belief or to matters of practise. As regards belief, while doubt is lack of conviction, disbelief is conviction, to the contrary; unbelief refers to a settled state of mind, generally accompanied with opposition of heart. Perplexity is active and painful; doubt may be quiescent. Perplexity presses toward a solution; doubt may be content to linger unresolved. Any improbable statement awakens incredulity. In theological usage unbelief and skepticism have a condemnatory force, as implying wilful rejection of manifest truth. As regards practical matters, uncertainty applies to the unknown or undecided; doubt implies some negative evidence. Suspense regards the future, and is eager and anxious; uncertainty may relate to any period, and be quite indifferent. Misgiving is ordinarily in regard to the outcome of something already done or decided; hesitation, indecision, and irresolution have reference to something that remains to be decided or done, and are due oftener to infirmity of will than to lack of knowledge. Distrust and suspicion apply especially to the motives, character, etc., of others, and are more decidedly adverse than doubt. Scruple relates to matters of conscience and duty.

    Synonyms:
    disbelief, distrust, doubt, doubt, hesitancy, hesitation, incredulity, indecision, irresolution, misgiving, perplexity, question, scruple, skepticism, suspense, unbelief, uncertainty

    Antonyms:
    assurance, belief, certainty, confidence, conviction, decision, determination, persuasion, resolution, resolve

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. suspicion

    Synonyms:
    distrust, misgiving, mistrust, jealousy

Editors Contribution

  1. fishy

    something just doesn't add.

    i'm not sure about the evidence put forward, i need some more background work done before any conclusions are made.

    Submitted by greenwriter60 on March 26, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. suspicion(n.)

    Synonyms:
    surmise, conjecture, supposition, guess

  2. suspicion(n.)

    Synonyms:
    distrust, mistrust, doubt, misgiving, want of confidence

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. suspicion(n)

    Synonyms:
    mistrust, misgiving, distrust, surmise, conjecture, supposition, suggestion, hint

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "suspicion":

    mistrust, distrust, suspect, suspected, doubt, hint, presumption

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How to use suspicion in a sentence?

  1. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

    Double standards are Paul Ryan being elected at 28 and immediately being given the benefit of his ill-considered policies considered genius ; and me winning a primary at 28 to immediately be treated with suspicion scrutinized, down to my clothing, of being a fraud.

  2. Royal Oman Police:

    Two postmortems were carried out... and we can confirm that there is no criminal suspicion in the death.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Suspicion is the greatest enemy of love whether it is true or not.

  4. J. William Fulbright:

    When public men indulge themselves in abuse, when they deny others a fair trial, when they resort to innuendo and insinuation, to libel, scandal, and suspicion, then our democratic society is outraged, and democracy is baffled. It has no apparatus to deal with the boor, the liar, the lout, and the antidemocrat in general.

  5. Peter Kenny:

    My suspicion is that you are seeing institutions nibble at extremely compressed valuations, the bottom line is, if you are ending the session with a positive trend, that tends to give the impression that there are buyers out there.


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