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suspect

noun

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suspect

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of suspect (Entry 2 of 3)

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

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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

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suspect

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of suspect (Entry 3 of 3)

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

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The first known use of suspect was in the 14th century

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“Suspect.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/suspect. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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