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  1. a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law; the person being sued or accused Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. regard as untrustworthy; regard with suspicion; have no faith or confidence in Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. (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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. imagine to be the case or true or probable; "I suspect he is a fugitive"; "I surmised that the butler did it" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. hold in suspicion; believe to be guilty; "The U.S. suspected Bin Laden as the mastermind behind the terrorist attacks" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. someone who is under suspicion Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. Doubtful. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. Suspicion. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Suspicious; inspiring distrust. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. Suspected; distrusted. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. One who, or that which, is suspected; an object of suspicion; -- formerly applied to persons and things; now, only to persons suspected of crime. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. To imagine to be guilty, upon slight evidence, or without proof; as, to suspect one of equivocation. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. To hold to be uncertain; to doubt; to mistrust; to distruct; as, to suspect the truth of a story. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. To look up to; to respect. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. To imagine guilt; to have a suspicion or suspicions; to be suspicious. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. To imagine to exist; to believe in the possible guilt of, without having proof; to doubt; mistrust. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. To imagine guilt, etc.; be suspicious. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. A person believed, but not proved, to be guilty of some crime. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. To mistrust: to imagine to be guilty: to doubt: to conjecture. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. To mistrust; imagine to be guilty; conjecture. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. To imagine to exist; mistrust; conjecture. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. To infer the guilt of (a person) on slight or no evidence; distrust. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. To be suspicious. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. To imagine that something exists, but without proof; to mistrust; to imagine to be guilty; to doubt. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. To imagine guilt. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. To imagine or be of opinion that something exists, but without positive evidence; to mistrust; to doubt; to imagine to be guilty. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  29. A doubtful or suspected person. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  30. One who, or that which, is suspected; an object of suspicion; formerly applied to persons and things; now, only to persons suspected of crime. dictgcide_fs
  31. 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. dictgcide_fs
  32. sus-pekt', v.t. to mistrust: to imagine to be guilty: to doubt: to have a slight opinion that something exists, but without sufficient evidence, to conjecture.--v.i. to imagine guilt, to be suspicious.--n. a person suspected.--adv. SUSPEC'TEDLY.--n. SUSPEC'TEDNESS.--adj. SUSPECT'LESS, not suspected. [L. suspic[)e]re, suspectum, to look at secretly--sub, up, spec[)e]re, to look at.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  33. Have an impression of the existence or presence of (danger, a plot, foul play, collusion, a causal relation); half believe to be (I s. him to be my brother, a liar, dying); be inclined to think that or that (I s. you once thought otherwise; also parenth., as you, I s., don\'t care); incline to mentally accuse of or inculpate, doubt the innocence of, distrust, (I s. him of lying, of deep designs; a suspected criminal, person suspected of being one; suspected persons; the ignorant s. everybody); hold to be uncertain, mistrust, doubt the genuineness or truth of, (s. the authenticity of, the evidence). Hence suspectable a. (rare). [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  34. pred. a. & n. Of suspected character, subject to suspicion, not unimpeachable, (the statement of an interested party is naturally s.); (n.) suspected person (political ss. are kept under surveillance). [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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