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English

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] suspectus, perfect passive participle of suspicere, from sus-, combining form of sub, under, + spicere, to appear.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to suspect

Third person singular
-

Simple past
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Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to suspect (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive)To imagine or suppose (something) to be true without evidence.
    I suspect his theory.
  2. (transitive)To distrust or have doubts about (something or someone).
    I suspect him of lying.
  3. (transitive)To believe (someone) to be guilty without proof.
    If you asked me who the thief is, I would suspect him.
  4. (intransitive) To have suspicion.

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Noun

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Singular
suspect

Plural
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  1. A person who is suspected of something, in particular of committing a crime.
    Round up the usual suspects.Casablanca

Translations

Adjective

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Positive
suspect

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  1. To be viewed with suspicion.
    The figures in these accounts look suspect — I think someone has been cooking the books.

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French

Adjective

suspect m.

  1. suspicious (arousing suspicion)


This French entry was created from the translations listed at suspicious. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see suspect in the French Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) April 2008

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