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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

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, suspect]


VERB (3)

1. imagine to be the case or true or probable;
- Example: "I suspect he is a fugitive"
- Example: "I surmised that the butler did it"
[syn: suspect, surmise]

2. regard as untrustworthy; regard with suspicion; have no faith or confidence in;
[syn: distrust, mistrust, suspect]

3. hold in suspicion; believe to be guilty;
- Example: "The U.S. suspected Bin Laden as the mastermind behind the terrorist attacks"


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. not as expected;
- Example: "there was something fishy about the accident"
- Example: "up to some funny business"
- Example: "some definitely queer goings-on"
- Example: "a shady deal"
- Example: "her motives were suspect"
- Example: "suspicious behavior"
[syn: fishy, funny, shady, suspect, suspicious]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.] [1913 Webster] Suspect [was] his face, suspect his word also. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. Suspected; distrusted. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] What I can do or offer is suspect. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Suspect \Sus*pect"\, v. i. To imagine guilt; to have a suspicion or suspicions; to be suspicious. [1913 Webster] If I suspect without cause, why then make sport at me. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Suspect \Sus*pect"\, n. [LL. suspectus. See Suspect, a.] 1. Suspicion. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] So with suspect, with fear and grief, dismayed. --Fairfax. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] Nothing makes a man suspect much, more than to know little; and therefore men should remedy suspicion by procuring to know more. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] From her hand I could suspect no ill. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To imagine to be guilty, upon slight evidence, or without proof; as, to suspect one of equivocation. [1913 Webster] 3. To hold to be uncertain; to doubt; to mistrust; to distruct; as, to suspect the truth of a story. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 4. To look up to; to respect. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Syn: To mistrust; distrust; surmise; doubt. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

suspect adj 1: 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, shady, suspect, 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, suspect] [ant: complainant, plaintiff] v 1: imagine to be the case or true or probable; "I suspect he is a fugitive"; "I surmised that the butler did it" [syn: suspect, surmise] 2: regard as untrustworthy; regard with suspicion; have no faith or confidence in [syn: distrust, mistrust, suspect] [ant: bank, rely, swear, trust] 3: hold in suspicion; believe to be guilty; "The U.S. suspected Bin Laden as the mastermind behind the terrorist attacks"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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