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Definition of Suspicion


  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.
  2. Slight degree; suggestion; hint.
  3. To view with suspicion; to suspect; to doubt.

Suspicion Quotations

Truth is, I'll never know all there is to know about you just as you will never know all there is to know about me. Humans are by nature too complicated to be understood fully. So, we can choose either to approach our fellow human beings with suspicion or to approach them with an open mind, a dash of optimism and a great deal of candour.
Tom Hanks

Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.
William Shakespeare

A defence in the Inquisition is of little use to the prisoner, for a suspicion only is deemed sufficient cause of condemnation, and the greater his wealth the greater his danger.
John Foxe

The progress of the natural sciences in modern times has of course so much exceeded all expectations that any suggestion that there may be some limits to it is bound to arouse suspicion.
Friedrich August von Hayek

There are weapons that are simply thoughts. For the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy.
Rod Serling
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Suspicion Translations

suspicion in Afrikaans is suspisie
suspicion in Dutch is argwaan, achterdocht, wantrouwen
suspicion in German is Argwohn {m}, Verdacht {m}, Verdacht
suspicion in Portuguese is suspeita
suspicion in Spanish is sospecha
suspicion in Swedish is misstanke, misstanke, misstro
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