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suspect

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of suspect

  1. giving good reason for being doubted, questioned, or challenged since she was carrying no cash or credit cards, her claim to the store's detectives that she had intended to pay for the items was suspect Synonyms debatable, disputable, dodgy [chiefly British], doubtable, dubious, dubitable, equivocal, fishy, problematic (also problematical), queer, questionable, shady, shaky, doubtful, suspiciousRelated Words alleged, so-called, supposed; moot; ambiguous, open, unclear; uncertain, undecided, undetermined; far-fetched, flimsy, improbable, unlikely, weakNear Antonyms decisive, definitive; clear, obvious, open-and-shut, positiveAntonyms certain, hands-down, incontestable, indisputable, indubitable, questionless, sure, undeniable, undoubted, unproblematic, unquestionable


suspect

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of suspect

  1. 1 to form an opinion from little or no evidence we suspected that the runaway was a little younger than the 16 she claimed to be—more like 13 Synonyms assume, conjecture, daresay, imagine, presume, speculate, suppose, surmise, guess, suspicion [chiefly dialect]Related Words conclude, deduce, gather, infer; hypothecate, hypothesize, theorize; believe, conceive, expect, judge, reckon [chiefly dialect], take, thinkNear Antonyms demonstrate, document, establish, prove, substantiate, validate; ascertain, determine, find out, learn

  2. 2 to have no trust or confidence in I suspected him from the moment he said he was an old friend of my sister's, since I probably would have heard about him Synonyms doubt, misdoubt, mistrust, question, distrustRelated Words disbelieve, discount, discredit, negateNear Antonyms bank (on or upon), count (on or upon), depend (on or upon), rely (on or upon)Antonyms trust


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