Definitions for: Suspicious


[adj] (informal) not as expected; "there was something fishy about the accident"; "up to some funny business"; "some definitely queer goings-on"; "a shady deal"; "her motives were suspect"; "suspicious behavior"
[adj] openly distrustful and unwilling to confide



Webster (1913) Definition: Sus*pi"cious, a. [OE. suspecious; cf. L.
suspiciosus. See Suspicion.]
1. Inclined to suspect; given or prone to suspicion; apt to
imagine without proof.

Nature itself, after it has done an injury, will
ever be suspicious; and no man can love the person
he suspects. --South.

Many mischievous insects are daily at work to make
men of merit suspicious of each other. --Pope.

2. Indicating suspicion, mistrust, or fear.

We have a suspicious, fearful, constrained
countenance. --Swift.

3. Liable to suspicion; adapted to raise suspicion; giving
reason to imagine ill; questionable; as, an author of
suspicious innovations; suspicious circumstances.

I spy a black, suspicious, threatening could.
--Shak.

Syn: Jealous; distrustful; mistrustful; doubtful;
questionable. See Jealous. -- Sus*pi"cious*ly, adv.
-- Sus*pi"cious*ness, n.

Synonyms: distrustful, fishy, funny, leery, mistrustful, queer, questionable, shady, suspect, untrusting, wary

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