Examples of suspicious in a Sentence
We were instructed to report any suspicious activity in the neighborhood.
The suspicious vehicle was reported to police.
Suspicious characters were seen hanging around the bank.
He found a suspicious lump on his back and was afraid it might be cancer.
Officials are suspicious about her death.
His manner made me suspicious.
Recent Examples of suspicious from the Web
Suspicious person •A resident of the 1100 block of Vernon Drive told police May 27 that two people were handing out fliers and going into backyards.
Police were already at the track after receiving a report from a bus driver of a suspicious woman.
Jaylen had been found unresponsive in his crib — with suspicious bruises on his back — on July 7, 2016, after his mother returned home from work.
In 2008, the Australian ambassador to the Philippines worked with that country to encourage tourists to report suspicious behavior between adults and children there.
Vietnam fought a border war with China in 1979 and remains suspicious of its neighbor, despite its similar Communist political system and growing trade ties.
Police for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey say the suspicious package was found in Terminal A on Saturday afternoon and that a partial evacuation of the departure level occurred.
A police public information officer said the circumstances surrounding his death were unknown but that there was nothing suspicious about his death.
Initially the MPD homicide unit found that Hipp's death was suspicious.
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First Known Use of suspicious
SUSPICIOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of suspicious for English Language Learners
: causing a feeling that something is wrong or that someone is behaving wrongly : causing suspicion
: having or showing a feeling that something is wrong or that someone is behaving wrongly : feeling or showing suspicion
SUSPICIOUS Defined for Kids
Definition of suspicious for Students
1 : likely to arouse suspicion suspicious actions
2 : likely to distrust or be distrustful Trolls are … mighty suspicious about anything new to them. — J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
3 : showing distrust a suspicious glance
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