suspicious circumstances


suspicious circumstances
questionable situation, set of events that cause doubt

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • under suspicious circumstances — doubtful setting, fishy circumstances …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 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. [1913 Webster] Nature itself, after it has done an injury, will ever be suspicious; and no… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • suspicious — I (distrustful) adjective apprehensive, cautious, concerned, disposed to doubt, doubting, dubious, fearful, hard to convince, hesitant, inconvincible, jealous, leery, mistrustful, nervous, quizzical, skeptical, suspecting, suspiciosus, untrustful …   Law dictionary

  • suspicious — sus|pi|cious [ sə spıʃəs ] adjective ** 1. ) believing that someone has probably done something wrong: Colleagues became suspicious when he started acting strangely. a ) feeling that someone or something cannot be trusted: suspicious of: People… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • suspicious */*/ — UK [səˈspɪʃəs] / US adjective 1) believing that someone has probably done something wrong Colleagues became suspicious when he started acting strangely. a) feeling that someone or something cannot be trusted suspicious of: People are often… …   English dictionary

  • suspicious — adjective 1 thinking that someone might be guilty of doing something wrong or dishonest, without being sure: His behaviour that day made the police suspicious. (+ of/about): I m suspicious of Jen s intentions. 2 making you think that something… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • suspicious — sus|pi|cious S3 [səˈspıʃəs] adj 1.) thinking that someone might be guilty of doing something wrong or dishonest suspicious of ▪ Some of his colleagues at work became suspicious of his behaviour. suspicious about ▪ They were suspicious about my… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • suspicious — adjective 1) she gave him a suspicious look Syn: doubtful, unsure, dubious, wary, chary, skeptical, distrustful, mistrustful, disbelieving, cynical Ant: trusting 2) a highly suspicious character …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • suspicious — adjective 1) she gave him a suspicious look Syn: doubtful, unsure, dubious, wary, sceptical, mistrustful 2) a suspicious character Syn: suspect, dubious, unsavoury, disreputable; informal shifty …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • circumstances — n. 1) adverse, difficult, trying circumstances 2) reduced, straitened circumstances 3) aggravating; extenuating, mitigating circumstances 4) attendant; compelling; exceptional, special; favorable; suspicious; tragic; unavoidable; unforeseen… …   Combinatory dictionary


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