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noun suspicion pronunciation in British 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

      Refugees tend to be treated with suspicion.

      an atmosphere of suspicion and hostility



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