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adjective suspect pronunciation in British English /ˈsʌspekt/

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  1. 1
    something or someone that is suspect cannot be trusted or believed

    The government's statistics are suspect.

    He might have suspect motives in accusing her of malpractice.

  2. 2
    looking dangerous or illegal

    Bomb squad officers were called in to deal with a suspect package.

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