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Definition of "suspicion" []

  • The act of suspecting something, especially something wrong, on little evidence or without proof. (noun)
  • The condition of being suspected, especially of wrongdoing. (noun)
  • A state of uncertainty; doubt. See Synonyms at uncertainty. (noun)
  • A minute amount or slight indication; a trace. (noun)
  • Nonstandard To suspect. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "suspicion" in a sentence
  • "My main suspicion is that it's the weather changing - specifically the higher pressure."
  • "The prudence of these worthy friends they term suspicion, and their experience dotage."
  • "His erect position in itself started to drive the webs of suspicion from the dog's mind; and when he spoke peremptorily, with the sound of whip-lashes in his voice, the dog rendered its customary allegiance and came to him."