Definition of 'suspicious'
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The police got really suspicious when the second one died. The Sun (2011)You consult your umpiring partner and he agrees that it looks suspicious. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Locals raised the alarm after noticing a foul smell coming from the suspicious package. The Sun (2014) Police were suspicious but found no evidence to suggest that she had prior knowledge of the attacks. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Versailles troops shot anyone suspicious on sight. Berthe Morisot (1990)Partly there is something suspicious about people writing books about how happy they are. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He urged the public to help fight terror by reporting suspicious activity. The Sun (2016)The colloquial writing on the postcard made police suspicious. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Robot programmes have the ability to roam though masses of this data looking for suspicious activity. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)Her house was fitted with a device to detect suspicious packages and a button to alert police. Times, Sunday Times (2013) Police grew suspicious and he was arrested. The Sun (2010)He has become suspicious of anyone trying to strike up a conversation. The Sun (2010)It can use that information to decide whether to raise an alarm if it encounters something suspicious. Times, Sunday Times (2014)An alert can be an indicator of suspicious activity. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The boss was suspicious and told police. The Sun (2008) Police are suspicious and request an autopsy. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Others of a less suspicious nature will wonder whether the cash is having to be raised because of the demerger. Times, Sunday Times (2006)She shot me a suspicious look. Christianity Today (2000)Lawyers questioned whether the investigation was necessary, given that other agencies had already scrutinised the suspicious payments. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They tend to have no permanent relationships and to invent entire life stories for themselves which staff only become suspicious about after a while. Know Your Own Mind (1991)Unless I were already suspicious of the person. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'suspicious'
British English: suspicious /səˈspɪʃəs/ ADJECTIVE
If you are suspicious of someone or something, you do not trust them.
He was suspicious of all journalists.
- American English: suspicious
- Arabic: مَشْبُوه
- Brazilian Portuguese: suspeitoso
- Chinese: 令人怀疑的
- Croatian: sumnjičav
- Czech: podezřívavý
- Danish: mistænksom
- Dutch: wantrouwend
- European Spanish: suspicaz
- Finnish: epäilyttävä
- French: suspicieux
- German: verdächtig
- Greek: καχύποπτος
- Italian: sospetto
- Japanese: 疑わしい
- Korean: 수상한 의심스러운
- Norwegian: mistenksom
- Polish: podejrzany
- European Portuguese: suspeita
- Romanian: suspicios
- Russian: подозрительный
- Spanish: suspicaz
- Swedish: misstänkt
- Thai: สงสัย
- Turkish: kuşkulu
- Ukrainian: підозрілий
- Vietnamese: khả nghi
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