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Definition of Suspect


  1. Suspicious; inspiring distrust.
  2. Suspected; distrusted.
  3. Suspicion.
  4. One who, or that which, is suspected; an object of suspicion; -- formerly applied to persons and things; now, only to persons suspected of crime.
  5. To imagine to exist; to have a slight or vague opinion of the existence of, without proof, and often upon weak evidence or no evidence; to mistrust; to surmise; -- commonly used regarding something unfavorable, hurtful, or wrong; as, to suspect the presence of disease.
  6. To imagine to be guilty, upon slight evidence, or without proof; as, to suspect one of equivocation.
  7. To hold to be uncertain; to doubt; to mistrust; to distruct; as, to suspect the truth of a story.
  8. To look up to; to respect.
  9. To imagine guilt; to have a suspicion or suspicions; to be suspicious.

Suspect Quotations

I am a kind of paranoid in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.
J. D. Salinger

Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.
Patrick Henry

I've never been socially outgoing, but I suspect I've gotten more and more ambivalent about making new friends. I'm irritated by how-do-you-do chit-chat, but that's how new relationships usually begin.
Ariel Gore

Curiosity killed the cat, but for a while I was a suspect.
Steven Wright

Blow the dust off the clock. Your watches are behind the times. Throw open the heavy curtains which are so dear to you - you do not even suspect that the day has already dawned outside.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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Suspect Translations

suspect in Dutch is verdenken
suspect in Italian is dubitare, supporre, presentire
suspect in Portuguese is suspeito
suspect in Spanish is dudar, presumir, presentir
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