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Synonyms for suspicion
səˈspɪʃ ənsus·pi·cion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. suspicionnoun

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. intuition, hunch, suspicionnoun

    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, suspicionnoun

    doubt about someone's honesty

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

  3. suspicionnoun

    the state of being suspected

    "he tried to shield me from suspicion"

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

  4. suspicion, suspiciousnessnoun

    being of a suspicious nature

    "his suspiciousness destroyed his marriage"

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

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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. suspicionnoun

    Synonyms:
    surmise, conjecture, supposition, guess

  2. suspicionnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. suspicionnoun

    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. Andrew Flusche:

    Virginia still penalizes dangling objects, but the police now must have another justification to first stop the vehicle, dangling object stops are a classic example of a pretextual stop, where the police are looking for a valid reason to stop a motorist for something else -- such as suspicion of DUI or maybe to try to search the vehicle.

  2. Nobel Peace Prize:

    Steps that generate suspicion, sow doubts, or create resentment between communities who have just begun to build a fragile foundation of trust could undermine reconciliation.

  3. Ciwan Ibrahim:

    There are no arbitrary detentions. We suffer from the problem of terrorism in our area. All the detentions take place based on suspicion or accusation of terrorism.

  4. Alexander Hamilton:

    ...for it is a truth, which the experience of all ages has attested, that the people are commonly most in danger when the means of insuring their rights are in the possession of those of whom they entertain the least suspicion.

  5. Francis Dodsworth:

    The main problem that people wearing masks throws up is the sheer volume of people suddenly covering their faces, it could create opportunities for people who want to cover their face for nefarious reasons. They could potentially now do so without raising suspicion.


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