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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

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

One might be led to suspect that there were all sorts of things going on in the universe which he or she did not thoroughly understand.
Kurt Vonnegut

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

To suspect your own mortality is to know the beginning of terror, to learn irrefutably that you are mortal is to know the end of terror.
Frank Herbert
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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