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English definition of “suspicion”

suspicion

noun     /səˈspɪʃən/
ABOUT SOMEONE [C, U] B2 a feeling or belief that someone has done something wrong: They were arrested on suspicion of drug dealing. Several members of staff are under suspicion of stealing money.Suspecting and questioningQuestioning people and asking questions in generalCuriosity
ABOUT SOMETHING [C] B2 an idea that something may be true: [+ (that)] I had a sneaking suspicion that the two events might be connected.Guessing, supposing and suspecting
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