1. [syn: suspicion, suspiciousness]
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):
n 1: being of a suspicious nature; "his suspiciousness destroyed
his marriage" [syn: suspicion, suspiciousness]