Hypertext Webster Gateway: "suspicion"

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

Suspicion \Sus*pi"cion\, n. [OE. suspecioun, OF. souspe[,c]on,
F. soup[,c]on, L. suspectio a looking up to, an esteeming
highly, suspicion, fr. suspicere to look up, to esteem, to
mistrust. The modern form suspicion in English and French is
in imitation of L. suspicio mistrust, suspicion. See
{Suspect}, and cf. {Suspicious}.]
1. The act of suspecting; the imagination or apprehension of
the existence of something (esp. something wrong or
hurtful) without proof, or upon very slight evidence, or
upon no evidence.

Suspicions among thoughts are like bats among birds,
they ever fly by twilight. --Bacon.

2. Slight degree; suggestion; hint. [Colloq.]

The features are mild but expressive, with just a
suspicion . . . of saturnine or sarcastic humor.
--A. W. Ward.

Syn: Jealousy; distrust; mistrust; diffidence; doubt.

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

Suspicion \Sus*pi"cion\, v. t.
To view with suspicion; to suspect; to doubt. [Obs. or Low]

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: an impression that something might be the case; "he had an
intuition that something had gone wrong" [syn: {intuition},
2: doubt about someone's honesty [syn: {misgiving}, {mistrust},
3: the state of being suspected; "he tried to shield me from
4: being of a suspicious nature; "his suspiciousness destroyed
his marriage" [syn: {suspiciousness}]

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