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suspicion

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1 a feeling or attitude that one does not know the truth, truthfulness, or trustworthiness of someone or something

  • all his promises were received with well-deserved suspicion
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uncertainty, doubt, dubiety, skepticism, suspicion, mistrust mean lack of sureness about someone or something. uncertainty may range from a falling short of certainty to an almost complete lack of conviction or knowledge especially about an outcome or result.
    • assumed the role of manager without hesitation or uncertainty
doubt suggests both uncertainty and inability to make a decision.
    • plagued by doubts as to what to do
dubiety stresses a wavering between conclusions.
    • felt some dubiety about its practicality
skepticism implies unwillingness to believe without conclusive evidence.
    • an economic forecast greeted with skepticism
suspicion stresses lack of faith in the truth, reality, fairness, or reliability of something or someone.
    • regarded the stranger with suspicion
mistrust implies a genuine doubt based upon suspicion.
    • had a great mistrust of doctors

suspicion

verb , chiefly dialect

Synonyms and Antonyms of suspicion

to form an opinion from little or no evidence

  • no one will ever suspicion that Iʼm the one who pulled the prank
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