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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. Letitia James:

    The opioid epidemic has ravaged families and communities across New York, we found that pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors engaged in years of deceptive marketing about the risks of opioids and failed to exercise their basic duty to report suspicious behavior, leading to the crisis we are living with today. As the Sackler Family and the other defendants grew richer, New Yorkers' health grew poorer and our state was left to foot the bill.

  2. Susan Coppedge:

    That's what the town does. That is their industry, and yet in smaller, rural communities the young girls don't have any idea that this is what the town's reputation is, so they are not suspicious of the men who come from there. They think they have got a great future with this person. They think they love and it is the same story of recruitment every time.

  3. Jeff Carmichael:

    Governments and financial institutions all around the world are grappling with the complexities associated with both monitoring and managing the reporting of suspicious activity given the huge volumes of transactions taking place every day.

  4. Ron Paul:

    I think the timing of this indictment is highly suspicious given the fact that the first primary debate is tomorrow.

  5. Ed Bridgeman:

    In the past, individuals have used a' dead man’s switch' hidden in a single glove that allows them to trigger a detonator if they shot or get caught, behavioral clues are key. How were these men dressed ? Were they dressed for appropriately for the climate and a long airplane ride ? Were they acting suspicious ?

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