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suspicious

[ suh-spish-uhs ]
/ səˈspɪʃ əs /
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adjective

tending to cause or excite suspicion; questionable: suspicious behavior.
inclined to suspect, especially inclined to suspect evil; distrustful: a suspicious tyrant.
full of or feeling suspicion.
expressing or indicating suspicion: a suspicious glance.

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Origin of suspicious

1300–50; Middle English <Latin suspīciōsus, equivalent to suspīci- (see suspicion) + -ōsus-ous

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British Dictionary definitions for suspicious

suspicious
/ (səˈspɪʃəs) /

adjective

exciting or liable to excite suspicion; questionable
disposed to suspect something wrong
indicative or expressive of suspicion

Derived forms of suspicious

suspiciously, adverbsuspiciousness, noun
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