Definition of 'suspiciously'
Example sentences containing 'suspiciously'
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She says when she was in the shop they looked at her suspiciously. The Glasgow Girls (1994)He was caught after cops were alerted to a suspiciously large bag. The Sun (2011) Something that looks suspiciously like half a cat. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Witness after witness admitted that the brothers had not acted at all suspiciously on that night. FINGERPRINTS: Murder and the Race to Uncover the Science of Identity (2002)Which sounded suspiciously like always to me. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But this was a drama hobbled by what looked suspiciously like a lack of cash. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Curious officials halted her because of her suspiciously large hairdo. The Sun (2012)Police were alerted to men acting suspiciously around a parked lorry. The Sun (2015)That sounds suspiciously like a done deal. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Police swooped after a neighbour alerted them to two men acting suspiciously in a car nearby. The Sun (2011)It looked suspiciously like cramming for a particularly important exam. Times, Sunday Times (2008)One of them noticed a man acting suspiciously near a betting shop. Times, Sunday Times (2007)After professing enthusiastic support for reform of the present scorned system, ministers have gone suspiciously quiet. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Your bow tie looked suspiciously of the made-up variety. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It looked suspiciously like a pact for maintaining the competitiveness of the German economy. Times, Sunday Times (2011) Sounds suspiciously like a mid-life crisis to me. The Sun (2016)I hunted down some own brands that look suspiciously like household favourites and put them to the test. The Sun (2009)Since then, it's been suspiciously quiet. The Sun (2012)He saw West follow with the eight, which looked suspiciously like a singleton. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He looked inside my mouth and muttered something that sounded suspiciously like,'What is wrong with that country? Times, Sunday Times (2010)I'm trying to convince her to come and stay during the holidays but she has been suspiciously quiet on the subject. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Although his 42 per cent win was far from the suspiciously large majorities secured by some leaders, opposition figures claim that the result was fixed. Times, Sunday Times (2011)A woman aged about 50 was seen acting suspiciously with a large bag before the blast, which caused minor damage. The Sun (2009)
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Used Occasionally. suspiciously is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'suspiciously'
British English: suspiciously ADVERB
If you say that one thing looks or sounds suspiciously like another thing, you mean that it probably is that thing, or something very similar to it, although it may be intended to seem different.
The tan-coloured dog looks suspiciously like a pit bull terrier.
Definition of suspiciously from the Collins English Dictionary
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