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Meaning & Definition of Suspicious in English

English

Suspicious

/səspɪʃəs/

adjective

1. Openly distrustful and unwilling to confide

    synonym:
  • leery
  • ,
  • mistrustful
  • ,
  • suspicious
  • ,
  • untrusting
  • ,
  • wary

2. Not as expected

  • "There was something fishy about the accident"
  • "Up to some funny business"
  • "Some definitely queer goings-on"
  • "A shady deal"
  • "Her motives were suspect"
  • "Suspicious behavior"
    synonym:
  • fishy
  • ,
  • funny
  • ,
  • shady
  • ,
  • suspect
  • ,
  • suspicious

Examples of using

She said that she saw a suspicious man.
I think Tom is acting a little suspicious.
Tom told the police that he had seen nothing suspicious.