Suspicion

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Etymology

Middle English suspecioun, from Anglo-French, from Latin suspicion-, suspicio, from suspicere to suspect — more at suspect

  • Date: 14th century

Definitions

1 a : the act or an instance of suspecting something wrong without proof or on slight evidence : mistrust

b : a state of mental uneasiness and uncertainty : doubt

2 : a barely detectable amount : trace <just a suspicion of garlic>

Synonym

see uncertainty, doubt