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Synonyms for suspicion
səˈspɪʃ ənsus·pi·cion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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.

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

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

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  1. suspicion

    distrust, misgiving, mistrust, jealousy

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. intuition, hunch, suspicionnoun

    an impression that something might be the case

    "he had an intuition that something had gone wrong"

    suspiciousness, intuition, hunch, distrust, mistrust, misgiving

  2. misgiving, mistrust, distrust, suspicionnoun

    doubt about someone's honesty

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

  3. suspicionnoun

    the state of being suspected

    "he tried to shield me from suspicion"

    suspiciousness, intuition, hunch, distrust, mistrust, misgiving

  4. suspicion, suspiciousnessnoun

    being of a suspicious nature

    "his suspiciousness destroyed his marriage"

    suspiciousness, intuition, hunch, distrust, mistrust, misgiving

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  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. suspicionnoun

    surmise, conjecture, supposition, guess

  2. suspicionnoun

    distrust, mistrust, doubt, misgiving, want of confidence

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  1. suspicionnoun

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database5.0 / 1 vote

  1. List of paraphrases for "suspicion":

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

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  1. Russell Baker:

    The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that writing didn't require any.

  2. Stefan Worrall:

    Extreme volatility has been the order of the week and even an encouraging recovery in U.S. stocks overnight hasn't been met with much conviction, which reflects how investor sentiment seems to have turned, last year we saw more willingness to buy on dips and it's a key change that the market seems to view rallies with suspicion so far this year. The question is whether that suspicion runs shallow or deep.

  3. Mariano Rajoy:

    I can understand the irritation and distrust of our citizens but suspicion should not be leveled at everyone, most politicians are decent people. Spain is not corrupt.

  4. Lyndon B. Johnson:

    What we won when all of our people united ... must not be lost in suspicion and distrust and selfishness and politics. ... Accordingly, I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as president.

  5. Henry David Thoreau:

    We are always paid for our suspicion by finding what we suspect.

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