a suspicion of something

something that you think you see, hear, or taste, but not very clearly

There was a suspicion of a smile on his face.


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  • (a) suspicion of something — a suspicion of something phrase something that you think you see, hear, or taste, but not very clearly There was a suspicion of a smile on his face. Thesaurus: small amounts or pieces of somethingsynonym Main entry: suspicion …   Useful english dictionary

  • on suspicion of something — phrase because the police or the authorities think you have committed a crime They were both arrested on suspicion of murder. Thesaurus: arresting, interviewing and charging suspectshyponym Main entry: suspicion …   Useful english dictionary

  • under suspicion (of something) — under suˈspicion (of sth) idiom suspected of doing sth wrong, illegal or dishonest • The whole family is currently under suspicion of her murder. • A number of doctors came under suspicion of unethical behaviour. Main entry: ↑suspicion …   Useful english dictionary

  • on suspicion of something — because the police or the authorities think you have committed a crime They were both arrested on suspicion of murder …   English dictionary

  • suspicion — sus|pi|cion [ sə spıʃn ] noun ** count a feeling that someone has done something wrong: have a suspicion that: She had a suspicion that Mr. Engel was not being completely honest. have your suspicions: I can t prove who stole it, but I have my… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • suspicion */*/ — UK [səˈspɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun Word forms suspicion : singular suspicion plural suspicions [countable] a feeling that someone has done something wrong have a suspicion that: She had a suspicion that Mr Engel was not being completely honest. have your …   English dictionary

  • suspicion — [[t]səspɪ̱ʃ(ə)n[/t]] ♦♦♦ suspicions 1) N VAR: oft N that, N of n, under N, on N of n Suspicion or a suspicion is a belief or feeling that someone has committed a crime or done something wrong. There was a suspicion that this runner attempted to… …   English dictionary

  • suspicion — sus·pi·cion n: the act or an instance of suspecting something: a mental state usu. short of belief in which one entertains a notion that something is wrong or that a fact exists without proof or on slight evidence see also reasonable suspicion… …   Law dictionary

  • Suspicion — Sus*pi cion, n. [OE. suspecioun, OF. souspe[,c]on, F. soup[,c]on, L. suspectio a looking up to, an esteeming highly, suspicion, fr. suspicere to look up, to esteem, to mistrust. The modern form suspicion in English and French is in imitation of L …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Suspicion — or suspicions may refer to:In television:* Suspicion ( Stargate Atlantis ), an episode of the science fiction television series Stargate Atlantis * Suspicions ( TNG episode), an episode of the sixth season of the science fiction television series …   Wikipedia

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