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suspicion

  
1    bad vibes     (slang)   chariness, distrust, doubt, dubiety, funny feeling     (informal)   jealousy, lack of confidence, misgiving, mistrust, qualm, scepticism, wariness  
2    above suspicion      above reproach, blameless, honourable, like Caesar's wife, pure, sinless, unimpeachable, virtuous  
3    conjecture, guess, gut feeling     (informal)   hunch, idea, impression, notion, supposition, surmise  
4    glimmer, hint, shade, shadow, soupçon, strain, streak, suggestion, tinge, touch, trace  
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suspicion

  
  ( suspicions    plural  )
1       n-var   Suspicion or a suspicion is a belief or feeling that someone has committed a crime or done something wrong.  
oft N that, N of n, under N, on N of n  
There was a suspicion that this runner attempted to avoid the procedures for dope testing..., The police said their suspicions were aroused because Mr Owens had other marks on his body..., Scotland Yard had assured him he was not under suspicion...     
2       n-var   If there is suspicionof someone or something, people do not trust them or consider them to be reliable.  
oft N of n  
...the traditional British suspicion of psychotherapy..., He may have had some suspicions of Michael Foster, the editor of the journal...     
3       n-count   A suspicion is a feeling that something is probably true or is likely to happen.  
oft N that  
I have a sneaking suspicion that they are going to succeed...     
4       n-sing   A suspicionof something is a very small amount of it.  
WRITTEN   usu N of n   (=hint)  
...large blooms of white with a suspicion of pale pink.     

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