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Definition 1: openly distrustful and unwilling to confide - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for suspicious in the sense of this definition

(suspicious is similar to ...) having or showing distrust

"a man of distrustful nature" "my experience...in other fields of law has made me distrustful of rules of thumb generally" "vigilant and distrustful superintendence"

Definition 2: not as expected - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where suspicious or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for suspicious in the sense of this definition

(suspicious is similar to ...) subject to question

"questionable motives" "a questionable reputation" "a fire of questionable origin"

(suspicious is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

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