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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

The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything. - Oscar Wilde
The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.
Oscar Wilde

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

In the investigation of a neurotic style of life, we must always suspect an opponent, and note who suffers most because of the patient's condition. Usually this is a member of the family.
Alfred Adler

You always notice a facelift on a woman. It's a tightness around the ears, and the scar is usually inside the ears. If I suspect it's been done, I usually move around until I can see it. But with a man, it actually pulls your beard and your sideburns back, and that's what's so strange.
Tom Ford

We seriously suspect the agents of the Americans and Israelis in conducting such horrendous terrorist acts and cannot believe the people who kidnap Philippines nationals, for instance, or behead U.S. nationals are Muslims.
Ali Khamenei
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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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