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suspect

noun

1 suspect

Someone who is under suspicion.

Polish: podejrzany



2 suspect

A person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law; the person being sued or accused.

synonym: defendant.

Dutch: aangeklaagde, beklaagde, beschuldigde, gedaagde, gerekwireerde, verdachte, verweerder

verb

1 suspect

Imagine to be the case or true or probable:
— I suspect he is a fugitive.

synonym: surmise.

Roget 514: suppose, conjecture, surmise, suspect, guess, divine; theorize; presume, presurmise, presuppose; assume, fancy, wis, take it; ... show more

Dutch: gissen, presumeren, assumeren

2 suspect

Regard as untrustworthy; regard with suspicion; have no faith or confidence in.

synonyms: distrust, mistrust.

Roget 485: disbelieve, discredit; not believe etc. 484; misbelieve; refuse to admit etc. (dissent) 489; refuse to believe etc. (incredulity) ... show more

Dutch: wantrouwen

3 suspect

Hold in suspicion; believe to be guilty.

Dutch: betwijfelen, verdacht, twijfelen, verdenken

adjective

1 suspect

Not as expected:
— Her motives were suspect.

synonyms: fishy, funny, shady, suspicious.

Roget 485: unbelieving; skeptical, sceptical.    incredulous as to, skeptical as to; distrustful as to, shy as to, suspicious of; doubting etc. v.. doubtful etc. (uncertain) ... show more


Moby thesaurus: a bit thick, a bit thin, absurd, account as, accused, arguable, assume, at issue, awake a doubt, be afraid, be diffident, be doubtful, be dubious, be possessive, be skeptical, be uncertain, believe, beyond belief, call in question, challenge ... show more.

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