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sus·pi·cion / səˈspishən/ • n. 1. a feeling or thought that something is possible, likely, or true: she had a sneaking suspicion that he was laughing at her. ∎  a feeling or belief that someone is guilty of an illegal, dishonest, or unpleasant action: police would not say what aroused their suspicions | he was arrested on suspicion of murder. ∎  cautious distrust: her activities were regarded with suspicion by the headmistress. 2. a very slight trace of something: a suspicion of a smile. PHRASES: above suspicion too obviously good or honest to be thought capable of wrongdoing. under suspicion thought to be guilty of wrongdoing.

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Suspicion

SUSPICION

The apprehension of something without proof to verify the belief.

Suspicion implies a belief or opinion based upon facts or circumstances that do not constitute proof.

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suspicion

suspicion action of suspecting. XIV. — AN. suspeciun, var. of OF. sospeçon (mod. soupçon) :- medL. suspectiō, -ōn-; see SUSPECT.

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suspicion

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