verb (used with object)
Origin of suspicion
Synonyms for suspicion
Related Words for suspicionimpression, wariness, conjecture, uncertainty, jealousy, mistrust, misgiving, distrust, cynicism, skepticism, notion, suggestion, guess, hunch, incredulity, chariness, guesswork, idea, supposition, incertitude
Examples from the Web for suspicion
Contemporary Examples of suspicion
Father Joel Román Salazar died in a car crash in 2013; his death was ruled an accident, but the suspicion of foul play persists.Mexico’s Priests Are Marked for Murder
January 7, 2015
Those who served abroad were treated with suspicion that they had been infected by European diplomacy.U.S. Embassies Have Always Been for Sale
January 2, 2015
Sena might have felt insulated from suspicion in part because of his friendly relationship with local police.The Father Who Made His Kids Have Sex With a Dog
John L. Smith
December 16, 2014
Suspicion has focused on the government of Qatar, which has strong ties to Nusra, as the source of the money.A 26-Year-Old Woman Is ISIS’s Last American Hostage
November 17, 2014
Assessing rape allegations gets still more challenging in the Middle East, where even the suspicion of rape can break families.Escaping Assad’s Rape Prisons: A Survivor Tells Her Story
October 28, 2014
Historical Examples of suspicion
Mrs. Van Geist fixed her niece with a sudden look of suspicion.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
No suspicion or fear can be rightly directed toward our country.
At the same time there was not a suspicion of truculence or even repulse in his carriage.
There is some suspicion that the names have been interchanged.The Dramatic Values in Plautus
Wilton Wallace Blancke
In the meantime he will go home, and not a suspicion will be roused.
Word Origin for suspicion
late 13c., from Anglo-French suspecioun, from Old French suspeçun, sospeçon "mistrust, suspicion" (French soupçon), from Latin suspectionem (nominative suspectio) "mistrust, suspicion, fear, awe," from past participle stem of suspicere "look up at" (see suspect). Spelling in English influenced 14c. by learned Old French forms closer to Latin suspicionem.
see above suspicion.