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"suspiciously" in British English

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suspiciouslyadverb

uk   /səˈspɪʃ.əs.li/ 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 (= looks darker than it should be, and is therefore probably 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 expresses doubt or a lack of trust: Our mayor won election by a suspiciously narrow margin. Her eyes narrowed suspiciously.
  • suspiciously adverb (IN A LIKELY WAY)

in a way that makes you feel that something is likely or true: The envelope contained something that looked suspiciously like airline tickets (= seemed likely to be airline tickets).
(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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