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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Suspicion \Sus*pi"cion\, verb (used with an object) To view with suspicion; to suspect; to doubt. [Obs. or Low] --South.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Suspicion \Sus*pi"cion\, noun [OE. suspecioun, OF. souspe[,c]on, F. soup[,c]on, L. suspectio a looking up to, an esteeming highly, suspicion, fr. suspicere to look up, to esteem, to mistrust. The modern form suspicion in English and French is in imitation of L. suspicio mistrust, suspicion. See {Suspect}, and cf. {Suspicious}.]

1. The act of suspecting; the imagination or apprehension of the existence of something (esp. something wrong or hurtful) without proof, or upon very slight evidence, or upon no evidence.

Suspicions among thoughts are like bats among birds, they ever fly by twilight. --Bacon.

2. Slight degree; suggestion; hint. [Colloq.]

The features are mild but expressive, with just a suspicion . . . of saturnine or sarcastic humor. --A. W. Ward.

Syn: Jealousy; distrust; mistrust; diffidence; doubt.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

suspicion

noun

1: an impression that something might be the case; "he had an intuition that something had gone wrong" [syn: {intuition}, {hunch}, {suspicion}]

2: doubt about someone's honesty [syn: {misgiving}, {mistrust}, {distrust}, {suspicion}]

3: the state of being suspected; "he tried to shield me from suspicion"

4: being of a suspicious nature; "his suspiciousness destroyed his marriage" [syn: {suspicion}, {suspiciousness}]


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