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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.


Synonymssuspiciousness


Broader (hypernym)distrust, distrustfulness, mistrust









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