Hypertext Webster Gateway: "suspect"

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

Suspect \Sus*pect"\, n. [LL. suspectus. See {Suspect}, a.]
1. Suspicion. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

So with suspect, with fear and grief, dismayed.

2. One who, or that which, is suspected; an object of
suspicion; -- formerly applied to persons and things; now,
only to persons suspected of crime. --Bacon.

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)

Suspect \Sus*pect"\, a. [L. suspectus, p. p. of suspicere to
look up, admire, esteem, to look at secretly or askance, to
mistrust; sub under + specere to look: cf. F. suspect
suspected, suspicious. See {Spy}, and cf. {Suspicion}.]
1. Suspicious; inspiring distrust. [Obs.]

Suspect [was] his face, suspect his word also.

2. Suspected; distrusted. [Obs.]

What I can do or offer is suspect. --Milton.

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

Suspect \Sus*pect"\, v. i.
To imagine guilt; to have a suspicion or suspicions; to be

If I suspect without cause, why then make sport at me.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj : (informal) not as expected; "there was something fishy about
the accident"; "up to some funny business"; "some
definitely queer goings-on"; "a shady deal"; "her
motives were suspect"; "suspicious behavior" [syn: {fishy},
{funny}, {queer}, {shady}, {suspicious}]
n 1: someone who is under suspicion
2: a person or institution against whom an action is brought in
a court of law; the person being sued or accused [syn: {defendant}]
[ant: {plaintiff}]
v 1: imagine to be true or to be the case; "I suspect that there
is more to the story"
2: imagine to be true; "I suspect he is a fugitive" [syn: {surmise}]
3: regard as untrustworthy; regard with suspicion; have no
faith or confidence in [syn: {distrust}, {mistrust}] [ant:
{trust}, {trust}]
4: hold in suspicion; believe to be guilty
5: suspect to be false; "I distrust that man" [syn: {distrust},
6: believe guilty

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