Definition of Suspect

  • (a.) Suspicious; inspiring distrust.
  • (a.) Suspected; distrusted.
  • (a.) Suspicion.
  • (a.) One who, or that which, is suspected; an object of suspicion; -- formerly applied to persons and things; now, only to persons suspected of crime.
  • (v. t.) 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; -- commonly used regarding something unfavorable, hurtful, or wrong; as, to suspect the presence of disease.
  • (v. t.) To imagine to be guilty, upon slight evidence, or without proof; as, to suspect one of equivocation.
  • (v. t.) To hold to be uncertain; to doubt; to mistrust; to distruct; as, to suspect the truth of a story.
  • (v. t.) To look up to; to respect.
  • (v. i.) To imagine guilt; to have a suspicion or suspicions; to be suspicious.

Homophones of Suspect

No Homophones Found.