suspicious adjective (SEEM GUILTY)
Her behaviour was very suspicious.
- 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.
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suspicious adjective (DOUBT)
His colleagues became suspicious (= thought that there was something wrong) when he did not appear at work, since he was always punctual.
- 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.