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"suspiciously" in British English

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suspiciouslyadverb

uk   us   /səˈspɪʃ.əs.li/
  • suspiciously adverb (DOUBT)

B2 in a way that makes you ​think that something is ​wrong: He ​looked at her suspiciously. The ​children are suspiciously ​quiet (= are so ​quiet that they are ​probably doing something ​wrong). His ​hair is suspiciously ​black (= ​looksdarker than it should be, and is ​thereforeprobably not ​natural) for a man of his ​age.

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(Definition of suspiciously from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"suspiciously" in American English

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suspiciouslyadverb

 us   /səˈspɪʃ·əs·li/
  • suspiciously adverb (IN A WAY THAT CAUSES DOUBT)

in a way that ​causes or ​expressesdoubt or a ​lack of ​trust: Our ​mayorwonelection by a suspiciously ​narrowmargin. Her ​eyes narrowed suspiciously.
  • suspiciously adverb (IN A LIKELY WAY)

in a way that makes you ​feel that something is ​likely or ​true: The ​envelopecontained something that ​looked suspiciously like ​airlinetickets (= ​seemedlikely to be ​airlinetickets).
(Definition of suspiciously from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “suspiciously”
in Chinese (Simplified) 怀疑的, 猜疑地, 怀疑地…
in Chinese (Traditional) 懷疑的, 猜疑地, 懷疑地…
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