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Synonyms for suspicious
səˈspɪʃ əssus·pi·cious

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. suspicious

    One is envious who cherishes selfish ill will toward another because of his superior success, endowments, possessions, or the like. A person is envious of that which is another's, and to which he himself has no right or claim; he is jealous of intrusion upon that which is his own, or to which he maintains a right or claim. An envious spirit is always bad; a jealous spirit may be good or bad, according to its object and tendency. A free people must be jealous of their liberties if they would retain them. One is suspicious of another from unfavorable indications or from a knowledge of wrong in his previous conduct, or even without reason. Compare DOUBT.

    Synonyms:
    envious, jealous

    Antonyms:
    contented, friendly, kindly, satisfied, trustful, well-disposed

    Preposition:
    Envious of (formerly at or against) a person; envious of his wealth or power; envious of him for, because of, on account of his wealth or power.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. leery, mistrustful, suspicious, untrusting, waryadjective

    openly distrustful and unwilling to confide

    Synonyms:
    fishy, leery, wary, shady, funny, suspect, untrusting, mistrustful

    Antonyms:
    trustful, trusting, unquestionable

  2. fishy, funny, shady, suspect, suspiciousadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    fly-by-night, shady, louche, comic, laughable, rum, shadowed, untrusting, umbrageous, singular, odd, wary, amusing, comical, leery, funny, mirthful, risible, fishy, peculiar, shadowy, mistrustful, suspect, rummy, curious

    Antonyms:
    unquestionable, trustful, trusting

Editors Contribution

  1. unnervingly

    because unnervingly means you think something is odd which is the definition of suspicious.

    Submitted by rinat on August 28, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. suspiciousadjective

    Synonyms:
    distrustful, jealous, inclined to suspect, given to suspicion

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How to use suspicious in a sentence?

  1. James Lewis:

    It's right to be suspicious of the Chinese, but I'm not sure TikTok is a good intelligence tool for them.

  2. Mark Fitzpatrick:

    Once the monitors see something suspicious, they're going to blow the whistle.

  3. Clyde Parry:

    Jason Cid did this in the hopes of showing how overly aggressive police officers are when they respond to these calls. As you can see from the video, my officers responded and were polite and professional as they investigated the fictitious situation that was created by Jason Cid and his accomplices. Jason Cid hoped to show you out of control cops harassing three young men. But what they got were courteous, polite and professional law enforcement officers who investigated the suspicious activity that they themselves created.

  4. Martin County:

    That friend who came here to the sheriff’s office became suspicious because, as she described it, Ms. Damron was extremely careful and a loving mother – and had not been in touch with the child since Friday.

  5. Mohamud Saleh:

    We were a bit suspicious about where this food was going, because the last time we got information they took food across, the food was taken over by the terrorists, al Shabaab, the food was meant for the most vulnerable in Somalia, those affected by drought, but I'm told it went into the hands of al Shabaab. We are a bit concerned.


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