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Suspicion

The apprehension of something without proof to verify the belief.

Suspicion implies a belief or opinion based upon facts or circumstances that do not constitute proof.

suspicion

(Mistrust), noun apprehension, cynicism, disbelief, distrust, doubt, doubtfulness, dubiety, fear, fearfulness, incredulity, lack of faith, lack of trust, misdoubt, misgiving, qualm, skepticism, suspicio, trepidation, unbelief
Associated concepts: suspicious circumstances, suspicious origin
Foreign phrases: Dona clandestina sunt semper suspiiiosa.Clandestine gifts are always open to suspicion.

suspicion

(Uncertainty), noun chance, conjecture, doubtfulness, guess, hint, impression, incertitude, inference, inkling, insecurity, intimation, notion, postulate, postulation, question, speculation, suggestion, supposition, surmise, trace, unsureness
See also: apprehension, belief, conjecture, fear, idea, incredulity, inference, opinion, qualm, speculation, suggestion, supposition

SUSPICION. A belief to the disadvantage of another, accompanied by a doubt.
     2. Without proof, suspicion, of itself, is evidence of nothing. When a crime has been committed, an arrest may be made when, 1st. There are such circumstances as induce a strong presumption of guilt; as being found in possession of goods recently stolen, without giving a probable account of having obtained the possession honestly. 2d. The absconding of the party accused. 3d. Being found in company of known offenders. 4th. Living an idle disorderly life, without any apparent means of support. In such cases the arrest must be made as in other cases. Vide 20 Vin. Ab. 150; 4 Bl. Com. 290.

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Enough of suspicion attaches to him to--no, I think I would not say so, generally.
I hope you do not object, sir, to my having stated in public, emphatically, that he will reappear here, whenever any new suspicion may be awakened, or any new circumstance may come to light in this extraordinary matter?
Franklin Blake hasn't got a suspicion of the girl's fancy for him?
Well, Betteredge," he said, "how does the atmosphere of mystery and suspicion in which we are all living now, agree with you?
His first suspicion that Anne had been privately instructed by Mrs.
Ye'll no' mind," he added, suddenly returning to business, "writin' me joost a line--in the way o' receipt, ye ken--to clear me o' ony future suspicion in the matter o' the letter?
He was already under suspicion, and by making 190> the matter public I secured the services of about ten amateur detectives, who would be watching him unceasingly, and being himself aware of their watchfulness he would not dare seek further to destroy the document.
While suspicion was to be directed against him, she would be making quiet preparations for a very different denouement.
She had officiated as nurse to Miss Bridget, in a violent fit of illness, and had sat up many nights with that lady; besides which, she had been seen there the very day before Mr Allworthy's return, by Mrs Wilkins herself, though that sagacious person had not at first conceived any suspicion of her on that account: for, as she herself said, "She had always esteemed Jenny as a very sober girl (though indeed she knew very little of her), and had rather suspected some of those wanton trollops, who gave themselves airs, because, forsooth, they thought themselves handsome.
My suspicion led to results which are part of my story and part of my life.
My suspicion in answering that question pointed straight to a woman.
The suspicion which those words implied had never occurred to my mind.