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Suspicious, Suspicion, and Suspect

29/8/17 Suspicious, Suspicion, and Suspect

Suspicious Suspicion Suspect

Suspicious can describe someone who raises suspicion <a suspicious loiterer> or someone who suspects <the officer became suspicious>.

Did you know suspect can be used as an adjective?
As an adjective, suspect means “untrustworthy” <with no chain-of-custody foundation, the blood-sample evidence was suspect>.
It can also be used as a verb.
As a verb, suspect connotes a more fully formed belief than does the noun suspicion <I suspect that you are hiding something from me>.
And it can also be used as a noun.
As a noun, suspect denotes the person under suspicion <police arrested a suspect in the robbery>.


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