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English noun: suspicion

1. suspicion (cognition) an impression that something might be the case

SamplesHe had an intuition that something had gone wrong.

Synonymshunch, intuition

Broader (hypernym)belief, feeling, impression, notion, opinion

Narrower (hyponym)bosom, heart

2. suspicion (cognition) doubt about someone's honesty

Synonymsdistrust, misgiving, mistrust

Broader (hypernym)doubt, doubtfulness, dubiety, dubiousness, incertitude, uncertainty

3. suspicion (state) the state of being suspected

SamplesHe tried to shield me from suspicion.

Broader (hypernym)antagonism, enmity, hostility

Narrower (hyponym)cloud

4. suspicion (attribute) being of a suspicious nature

SamplesHis suspiciousness destroyed his marriage.


Broader (hypernym)distrust, distrustfulness, mistrust

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