verb (used with object)
Origin of suspicion
Examples from the Web for 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.
Those who served abroad were treated with suspicion that they had been infected by European diplomacy.
Sena might have felt insulated from suspicion in part because of his friendly relationship with local police.
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|Shane Harris|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Jamie Dettmer|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A mind like hers, once opening to suspicion, made rapid progress.Emma|Jane Austen
I can arrest him on suspicion, and won't let him go until I get at the truth.The Opal Serpent|Fergus Hume
Julius Cæsar's wife was put away on suspicion, but Faustina was worse than that!
At the frontiers you will inevitably be stopped and identified; but under my roof you will be safe from all pursuit and suspicion.Tales from "Blackwood," Volume 3|Various
There had been no quarrel between them, and no suspicion or suggestion of a quarrel.The Love Affairs of Lord Byron|Francis Henry Gribble
British Dictionary definitions for suspicion
Word Origin for suspicion
Word Origin and History 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.
Idioms and Phrases with suspicion
see above suspicion.