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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
suspicious (adjective)
1.
tending to arouse - suspicion questionable suspicious characters
2.
disposed to - suspect distrustful suspicious of strangers
3.
expressing or indicative of suspicion - a suspicious glance
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
suspicious (adjective)
1.
giving good reason for being doubted, questioned, or challenged
SYNONIMS:
debatable, disputable, dodgy, doubtable, dubious, dubitable, equivocal, fishy, problematic ( problematical), queer, questionable, shady, shaky, suspect, suspicious
RELATED WORDS:
alleged, so-called, supposed; moot; ambiguous, open, unclear; uncertain, undecided, undetermined; far-fetched, flimsy, improbable, unlikely, weak
NEAR ANTONYMS:
decisive, definitive; clear, obvious, open-and-shut, positive
certain, hands-down, incontestable, indisputable, indubitable, questionless, sure, undeniable, undoubted, unproblematic, unquestionable
suspicious (adjective)
2.
inclined to doubt or question claims
SYNONIMS:
disbelieving, distrustful, doubting, incredulous, mistrustful, negativistic, questioning, show-me, suspecting, suspicious, unbelieving
RELATED WORDS:
paranoid ( paranoidal); critical, puzzled, quizzical; careful, cautious, guarded, gun-shy, leery ( leary), wary, watchful; cynical, experienced, knowing, sophisticated, worldly, worldly-wise; curious, inquiring, inquisitive, nosy ( nosey), snoopy; uncertain, unconvinced, undecided, undetermined, unsettled, unsure; hesitant
NEAR ANTONYMS:
green, ingenuous, innocent, naive ( naïve), simple, simpleminded, unknowing, unsophisticated, unworldly, wide-eyed; certain, confident, positive, sure; callow, inexperienced, raw; childlike, idealistic, impractical; beguiled, deceived, duped, gulled, tricked; careless, heedless, unsuspecting, unsuspicious, unwary
credulous, gullible ( gullable), trustful, trusting, uncritical, unquestioning
suspicious (adjective)
3.
not feeling sure about the truth, wisdom, or trustworthiness of someone or something
SYNONIMS:
distrustful, dubious, hinky, mistrustful, skeptical, suspicious, trustless, uncertain, unconvinced, undecided, unsettled, unsure
RELATED WORDS:
ambivalent, conflicted, equivocal; diffident, insecure; halting, hesitant, indecisive, irresolute, vacillating, wavering
NEAR ANTONYMS:
assured, confident, sanguine, self-assured; decisive, determined, resolute
certain, convinced, positive, sure
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