• IPA: /sə.ˈspɪ.ʃən/


  1. The act of suspecting something or someone, especially of something wrong.
  2. The condition of being suspected.
  3. Uncertainty, doubt.
    • 1892, Walter Besant, chapter III, in The Ivory Gate: A Novel, New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers, […], OCLC 16832619 ↗:
      In former days every tavern of repute kept such a room for its own select circle, a club, or society, of habitués, who met every evening, for a pipe and a cheerful glass. […] Strangers might enter the room, but they were made to feel that they were there on sufferance: they were received with distance and suspicion.
  4. A trace, or slight indication.
    a suspicion of a smile
    • The features are mild but expressive, with just a suspicion […] of saturnine or sarcastic humor.
  5. The imagining of something without evidence.
Translations Translations
  • German: Verdacht
  • Russian: подозре́ние
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suspicion (suspicions, present participle suspicioning; past and past participle suspicioned)

  1. (nonstandard, dialect) To suspect; to have suspicions.
    • Mulvaney continued— "Whin I was full awake the palanquin was set down in a street, I suspicioned, for I cud hear people passin' an' talkin'. But I knew well I was far from home. […]
    • 2012, B. M. Bower, Cow-Country (page 195)
      "I've been suspicioning here was where they got their information right along," the sheriff commented, and slipped the handcuffs on the landlord.

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