US: /səˈspɪʃən/
UK: /səspˈɪʃən/

English Vietnamese dictionary

suspicion /səs'piʃn/
  • danh từ
    • sự ngờ, sự nghi ngờ, sự ngờ vực
      • his honesty is above suspicion: tính chân thật của anh ta thì không ai còn có thể nghi ngờ
      • on suspicion: vì nghi ngờ, vì ngờ vực
      • under suspicion: bị nghi ngờ
    • tí, chút
      • a suspicion of pepper: một tí hạt tiêu
  • ngoại động từ
    • (tiếng địa phương) nghi ngờ, ngờ vực

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun
1 [U, C] ~ (that ...) a feeling that sb has done sth wrong, illegal or dishonest, even though you have no proof: They drove away slowly to avoid arousing suspicion. + He was arrested on suspicion of murder. + I have a sneaking suspicion that she's not telling the truth. + My suspicions were confirmed when police raided the property. + She was reluctant to voice her suspicions. + His resignation seemed only to fuel suspicions. + It's time to confront him with our suspicions.
See also - SUSPECT
2 [C] ~ (that ...) a feeling or belief that sth is true, even though you have no proof: I have a horrible suspicion that we've come to the wrong station.
3 [U, C] the feeling that you cannot trust sb/sth: Their offer was greeted with some suspicion. + Water from shallow wells should be regarded with suspicion, as it may be contaminated.
4 [sing.] ~ of sth (formal) a small amount of sth
Synonym: HINT
His mouth quivered in the suspicion of a smile. + Wasn't there even a suspicion of truth in what he said?
Idioms: above / beyond suspicion too good, honest, etc. to have done sth wrong, illegal or dishonest: Nobody who was near the scene of the crime is above suspicion.
under suspicion (of sth) suspected of doing sth wrong, illegal or dishonest: The whole family is currently under suspicion of her murder. + A number of surgeons came under suspicion of unethical behaviour.
more at FINGER n.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 doubt, dubiousness, dubiety, misgiving, mistrust, distrust, scepticism, qualm, wariness, apprehension, apprehensiveness, cautiousness, hesitation, second thought(s), uncertainty, leeriness, Colloq funny feeling, bad vibes:
We all had our suspicions about Edward's genuine intentions. My worst suspicions have now been confirmed.
2 notion, inkling, suggestion, hint, trace, flavour, soupçon, taste, dash, glimmer, tinge, touch, shadow, shade, scintilla, Colloq chiefly US and Canadian tad:
If you have even a suspicion of doubt, do not find the defendant guilty. Did I detect a suspicion of a sneer?

Collocation dictionary

1 belief that sb has done sth wrong or that sth is true


There is strong suspicion on both sides that information is being withheld.
| the slightest, vague
I don't think he had the slightest suspicion anything was wrong.
| awful, dark, horrible, nagging, nasty, sneaking, terrible, worst
I have a nasty suspicion he's organized a surprise party for me. My worst suspicions were realized when I received my redundancy notice.
| lingering | growing | groundless, unfounded
Our suspicions turned out to be groundless.
| widespread | initial


entertain, harbour, have
We had our suspicions as to who did it, but nothing could be proved.
| be/come/fall under
He fell under suspicion of tax evasion.
| arouse, cast, cause, create, fuel, give rise to, invite, raise, sow
Parked vehicles that arouse suspicion should be reported to the police. information that casts suspicion on one of the most powerful figures in the party Their suspicions were further fuelled when both men failed to turn up to the appointment. odd behaviour that invites suspicion
| avoid | confide, share
She confided her suspicions to no one but her diary.
| confirm, justify
A telephone call confirmed my worst suspicions.
| realize | allay, dispel
She was anxious to allay any suspicion that she had married for money.


The suspicion exists that Harries is stealing money from the company safe.
| linger, remain | grow | attach to sb, fall on sb
Strong suspicion attached to the victim's boyfriend.


above/beyond ~
They thought the head teacher was beyond suspicion.
| on ~ of
arrested on suspicion of bribery
| ~ about/as to/concerning
his suspicions about the candidate's background
| ~ against
Suspicions against the former prime minister remain.


the finger of suspicion
The finger of suspicion pointed to Gilbert Cash, a close friend of the victim.
| grounds for suspicion
The police must have reasonable grounds for suspicion before they can get a search warrant.
| an object of suspicion
Boys were an immediate object of suspicion to her.
| under a cloud of suspicion
He ended his athletics career under a cloud of suspicion when he refused to take a drug test.

2 absence of trust


considerable, deep, grave, great | mutual
an atmosphere of mutual suspicion


regard/treat/view sb/sth with
They viewed the new scheme with great suspicion.

3 small amount of sth


faint, slightest
Her remarks lacked even the faintest suspicion of humour.


~ of
His mouth quivered in the suspicion of a smile.

Concise English dictionary

+an impression that something might be the case
+doubt about someone's honesty
+the state of being suspected
+being of a suspicious nature