Translation of "suspicious" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /səˈspɪʃ.əs/ us /səˈspɪʃ.əs/

suspicious adjective (SEEM GUILTY)

B2 making you feel that something illegal is happening or that something is wrong

Her behaviour was very suspicious. 她的举止非常可疑。
The fire at the bank is being treated as suspicious. 银行起火被认为非常可疑。
It's a little suspicious that no one knows where he was at the time of the murder. 有点儿可疑的是,没有人知道谋杀案发当时他在哪里。
There were some suspicious characters hanging around outside. 有些可疑的人在外面晃荡。
There's a suspicious-looking van parked at the end of the street. 路的尽头停着一辆看起来很可疑的送货车。
His new book bears a suspicious resemblance to a book written by someone else. (= His book is so similar to the other book that it seems as if he has copied it.) 他的新书与别人写的另外一本书内容雷同,令人生疑。

More examples

  • She died in suspicious circumstances.
  • The public were warned to be on the alert for suspicious packages.
  • There was something furtive about his behaviour and I immediately felt suspicious.
  • His reticence about his past made them very suspicious.
  • He looks very suspicious hanging around by the bins - I'm sure he's up to something.

suspicious adjective (DOUBT)

B2 feeling doubt or no trust in someone or something

His colleagues became suspicious (= thought that there was something wrong) when he did not appear at work, since he was always punctual. 他一向按时来上班,所以当他没有来上班时,他的同事们起了疑心。
They are deeply/highly (= very) suspicious of one another/of each other's motives. 他们对彼此的动机都很怀疑。
My mother has a very suspicious nature (= does not trust people). 我妈妈天生喜欢猜疑。

More examples

  • Older people tend to be quite conservative and a bit suspicious of any supposed advances.
  • She allowed that she might have been too suspicious.
  • Of course I'm telling the truth - you've got such a suspicious mind!
  • I was becoming increasingly suspicious of his motives.
  • We became suspicious when the letter did not arrive.

(Translation of “suspicious” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)