suspect

suspect
suspect, suspicious
1. Suspect is pronounced with the stress on the first syllable as a noun (the chief suspect) and adjective (a suspect package), and with the stress on the second syllable as a verb (They suspect something).
2. As an adjective, suspect is close in meaning to suspicious; both mean essentially ‘causing suspicion’. The chief differences are (1) that suspicious can also be used to describe a person (= feeling suspicion, as in They were suspicious of our intentions), and (2) that suspect has additional connotations regarding worth or reliability (suspect farm produce).
3. The adverb suspiciously can mean either ‘in a manner expressing suspicion’ or ‘in a manner causing suspicion’, depending on the context: She looked at us suspiciously is an example of the first meaning and She was behaving suspiciously is an example of the second. An adverb suspectly is recorded but is hardly ever used in current English.

Modern English usage. 2014.

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  • suspect — suspect, ecte [ syspɛ(kt), ɛkt ] adj. et n. • 1355; lat. suspectus, de suspicere « regarder de bas en haut » 1 ♦ (Personnes) Qui est soupçonné ou qui prête au soupçon, éveille les soupçons. « Un être étrange, inquiétant, suspect à tous » (France) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • suspect — Suspect, [susp]ecte. adj. Qui cause du soupçon, de la défiance, de qui on a sujet de se defier, qu on soupçonne de quelque chose. Ce Rapporteur m est suspect, me devient suspect. il m est suspect en ce que ... tout ce qui vient de sa part m est… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Suspect no 1 — Suspect nº 1 Suspect no 1 Titre original Prime Suspect Genre Série policière Créateur(s) Lynda La Plante Production Granada Television/ ITV Productions Pays d’origine …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • Suspect n° 1 — Suspect nº 1 Suspect no 1 Titre original Prime Suspect Genre Série policière Créateur(s) Lynda La Plante Production Granada Television/ ITV Productions Pays d’origine …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Suspect nº 1 — Suspect no 1 Titre original Prime Suspect Genre Série policière Créateur(s) Lynda La Plante Production Granada Television/ ITV Productions Pays d’origine …   Wikipédia en Français

  • suspect — SUSPÉCT, Ă, suspecţi, te, adj. (Adesea substantivat) Care este bănuit, care dă de bănuit; care inspiră neîncredere, de care trebuie să te fereşti; dubios, îndoielnic. – Din fr. suspect, lat. suspectus. Trimis de RACAI, 07.12.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  …   Dicționar Român

  • suspect — Ⅰ. suspect UK US /səˈspekt/ verb [T] ► to believe that something, usually something bad, may be true or may have happened: suspect that »The bank suspects that fraud has occurred. »suspect fraud/dishonesty/foul play ► to believe that someone is… …   Financial and business terms

  • suspect — sus·pect 1 / səs ˌpekt, sə spekt/ adj [Latin suspectus, from past participle of suspicere to look up at, regard with awe, suspect, from sub sus up, secretly + specere to look at]: regarded or deserving to be regarded with suspicion or heightened… …   Law dictionary

  • Suspect — Sus*pect , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Suspected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Suspecting}.] 1. To imagine to exist; to have a slight or vague opinion of the existence of, without proof, and often upon weak evidence or no evidence; to mistrust; to surmise;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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