[syn: fishy, funny, shady, suspect, suspicious]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Suspicious \Sus*pi"cious\, a. [OE. suspecious; cf. L.
suspiciosus. See Suspicion.]
1. Inclined to suspect; given or prone to suspicion; apt to
imagine without proof.
Nature itself, after it has done an injury, will
ever be suspicious; and no man can love the person
he suspects. --South.
Many mischievous insects are daily at work to make
men of merit suspicious of each other. --Pope.
2. Indicating suspicion, mistrust, or fear.
We have a suspicious, fearful, constrained
3. Liable to suspicion; adapted to raise suspicion; giving
reason to imagine ill; questionable; as, an author of
suspicious innovations; suspicious circumstances.
I spy a black, suspicious, threatening could.
Syn: Jealous; distrustful; mistrustful; doubtful;
questionable. See Jealous.
[1913 Webster] -- Sus*pi"cious*ly, adv. --
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: openly distrustful and unwilling to confide [syn:
leery, mistrustful, suspicious, untrusting,
2: 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,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
153 Moby Thesaurus words for "suspicious":
Pyrrhonic, a bit thick, a bit thin, absurd, agnostic, amoral,
apprehensive, arguable, at issue, beyond belief, borderline, cagey,
careful, cautious, chary, confutable, conjectural, conscienceless,
contestable, controversial, controvertible, corrupt, corrupted,
criminal, crooked, dark, debatable, deniable, devious,
disbelieving, dishonest, dishonorable, disinclined to believe,
disposed to doubt, disputable, distrustful, distrustfully,
doubtable, doubtful, doubtfully, doubting, dubious, dubitable,
envious, evasive, felonious, fishy, fraudulent, from Missouri,
green, green with jealousy, green-eyed, guarded, hard of belief,
hard to believe, horn-mad, iffy, ill-got, ill-gotten, immoral,
impervious to persuasion, implausible, in dispute, in doubt,
in dubio, in question, inconceivable, inconvincible, incredible,
incredulous, indirect, insidious, invidious, jaundice-eyed,
jaundiced, jealous, leery, mistakable, mistrustful, mistrusting,
moot, not deserving belief, not kosher, open, open to doubt,
open to question, open to suspicion, passing belief, preposterous,
problematic, queer, questionable, questioning, refutable,
ridiculous, rotten, sceptical, scrupulous, shady, shaky, shameless,
shifty, shy, shy of belief, sinister, skeptical, skeptically,
slippery, speculative, staggering belief, suppositional, suspect,
suspected, suspecting, suspiciously, tall, thick, thin, tricky,
unbelievable, unbelieving, uncertain, unconscienced,
unconscientious, unconscionable, unconvincible, unconvincing,
uncredulous, under suspicion, underhand, underhanded, unearthly,
uneasy, unethical, ungodly, unimaginable, unpersuadable,
unpersuasible, unprincipled, unsavory, unscrupulous,
unstraightforward, unsure, unthinkable, untrusting,
unwilling to accept, unworthy of belief, wary, watchful,
without remorse, without shame, yellow, yellow-eyed