Meaning of SUSPICION in English

SUSPICION

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ strong

There is strong ~ on both sides that information is being withheld.

▪ considerable , deep , grave , great

▪ the slightest , vague

I don't think he had the slightest ~ anything was wrong.

▪ dark , nagging , nasty , sneaking , terrible , worst

I have a nasty ~ he's organized a surprise party for me.

My worst ~s were realized when I was fired.

▪ lingering

▪ growing

▪ mutual

an atmosphere of mutual ~

▪ false , unfounded ( esp. BrE )

Our ~s turned out to be unfounded.

▪ widespread

▪ initial

… OF SUSPICION

▪ degree , level

VERB + SUSPICION

▪ entertain , harbour/harbor , have

We had our ~s as to who did it.

▪ express , report , voice

▪ be under , come under , fall under

He fell under ~ of tax evasion.

▪ arouse , cast , cause , create , draw , fuel , give rise to ( esp. BrE ), invite , raise , sow

Parked vehicles that arouse ~ should be reported to the police.

information that casts ~ on one of the most powerful figures in the party

The parked car outside only served to fuel his ~s.

Their odd appearance invited ~.

▪ avoid

▪ share

She shared her ~s with no one but her diary.

▪ confirm , heighten , justify , reinforce

A telephone call confirmed my worst ~s.

▪ allay , dispel

She was anxious to allay any ~ that she had married for money.

SUSPICION + VERB

▪ arise

▪ exist

The ~ exists that Harris is stealing money from the company safe.

▪ linger , remain

▪ grow

▪ fall on sb

Strong ~ fell on the victim's boyfriend.

PREPOSITION

▪ above ~ , beyond ~

They thought the teacher was beyond ~.

▪ on ~ of

arrested on ~ of bribery

to be arrested/detained/held/questioned on ~ of sth

▪ with ~

They viewed the new plan with great ~.

▪ ~ about , ~ as to

his ~s about the candidate's background

▪ ~ against

Suspicions against the former leader remain.

PHRASES

▪ the finger of ~ ( esp. BrE )

The finger of ~ pointed to a close friend of the victim.

▪ grounds for ~ ( BrE )

The police must have reasonable grounds for ~ before they can get a search warrant.

▪ an object of ~

Boys were an immediate object of ~ to her.

▪ under a cloud of ~

He ended his athletics career under a cloud of ~.

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