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suspicion

noun  us   /səˈspɪʃ·ən/

suspicion noun (FEELING OR BELIEF)

[C] a feeling or belief that something is likely or true: [+ that clause] There are suspicions that he may not be able to play at all.

suspicion noun (BELIEF IN GUILT)

[C/U] the belief that someone is guilty of something: [C] His strange behavior raised suspicions among his co-workers.

suspicion noun (DOUBT)

[U] lack of belief in someone or something; doubt: Because he was a new arrival, other workers looked at him with suspicion.
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