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noun suspicion pronunciation in American English /səˈspɪʃ(ə)n/
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  1. [countable] a feeling that someone has done something wrong
    have a suspicion that: She had a suspicion that Mr. Engel was not being completely honest.
    have your suspicions: I can’t prove who stole it, but I have my suspicions.
    arouse someone’s suspicions: Her suspicions were aroused by the smell of perfume on his clothes.
    1. a.
      [countable] a feeling that something bad is probably true or likely to happen
      The Captain confirmed my suspicions – we were sinking.
      suspicion (that): Juliet had an awful suspicion that Naomi was going to scream.
    2. b.
      [uncountable] a feeling that you do not trust someone or something
      an atmosphere of suspicion and hostility
      Refugees tend to be treated with suspicion.



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