under a cloud of suspicion

Definition of under a cloud of suspicion

  1. :  believed by others to have done something wrong The company remains under a cloud of suspicion.

Word by Word Definitions

underplay
  1. :  in or into a position below or beneath something

    :  below or short of some quantity, level, or limit

    :  in or into a condition of subjection, subordination, or unconsciousness

  1. :  below or beneath so as to be overhung, surmounted, covered, protected, or concealed by

    :  subject to the authority, control, guidance, or instruction of

    :  receiving or undergoing the action or effect of

  1. :  lower in rank or authority :  subordinate

cloudplay
  1. :  a visible mass of particles of condensed vapor (as water or ice) suspended in the atmosphere of a planet (as the earth) or moon

    :  something resembling or suggesting a cloud: such as

    :  a light filmy, puffy, or billowy mass seeming to float in the air

  1. :  to grow cloudy

    :  to become troubled, apprehensive, or distressed in appearance

    :  to billow up in the form of a cloud

suspicionplay
  1. :  the act or an instance of suspecting something wrong without proof or on slight evidence :  mistrust

    :  a state of mental uneasiness and uncertainty :  doubt

    :  a barely detectable amount :  trace

  1. :  suspect


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