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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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