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adjective suspicious pronunciation in American English /səˈspɪʃəs/
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  1. 1
    believing that someone has probably done something wrong

    Colleagues became suspicious when he started acting strangely.

    1. a.
      feeling that someone or something cannot be trusted
      suspicious of:

      People are often suspicious of strangers.

    2. b.
      showing that you believe someone has done something wrong or cannot be trusted

      a suspicious glance/look

  2. 2
    making you believe that something is wrong, dangerous, or illegal

    Customers noticed a suspicious package by the door.

    There’s something rather suspicious about this.

    suspicious circumstances:

    The brothers died in suspicious circumstances.


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