Translation of "suspicious" - English-Traditional 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. 她的舉止相當啟人疑竇。
The fire at the bank is being treated as suspicious. 銀行起火這件事被認為相當可疑。
It's a little suspicious that no one knows where he was at the time of the murder. 有點可疑的是,沒有人知道謀殺案發當時他在哪裡。
There were some suspicious characters hanging around outside. 有些可疑的人在外面晃蕩。
There's a suspicious-looking van parked at the end of the street. 路的盡頭停著一輛看起來很可疑的貨車。
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.) 他的新書與別人寫的另外一本書內容雷同,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. 他一向按時上班,所以當他沒有上班時,他的同事們起了疑心。
They are deeply/highly (= very) suspicious of one another/of each other's motives. 他們對彼此的動機都很懷疑。
My mother has a very suspicious nature (= does not trust people). 我媽媽天生喜歡猜疑。

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 (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)