Hypertext Webster Gateway: "Suspected"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Suspect \Sus*pect"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Suspected}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Suspecting}.]
1. To imagine to exist; to have a slight or vague opinion of
the existence of, without proof, and often upon weak
evidence or no evidence; to mistrust; to surmise; --
commonly used regarding something unfavorable, hurtful, or
wrong; as, to suspect the presence of disease.

Nothing makes a man suspect much, more than to know
little; and therefore men should remedy suspicion by
procuring to know more. --Bacon.

From her hand I could suspect no ill. --Milton.

2. To imagine to be guilty, upon slight evidence, or without
proof; as, to suspect one of equivocation.

3. To hold to be uncertain; to doubt; to mistrust; to
distruct; as, to suspect the truth of a story. --Addison.

4. To look up to; to respect. [Obs.]

Syn: To mistrust; distrust; surmise; doubt.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Suspected \Sus*pect"ed\, a.
Distrusted; doubted. -- {Sus*pect"ed*ly}, adv. --
{Sus*pect"ed*ness}, n.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj : believed likely; "a suspected thief"; "a suspected
infection" [ant: {unsuspected}]

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