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SUSPI'CIOUS, adjective [Latin suspiciosus.] Inclined to suspect; apt to imagine without proof.

Nature itself, after it has done an injury, will ever be suspicious and no man can love the person he suspects.

1. Indicating suspicion or fear.

We have a suspicious fearful, constrained countenance.

2. Liable to suspicion; adapted to raise suspicion; giving reason to imagine ill; as an author of suspicious innovations.

I spy a black suspicious threat-ning cloud.

3. Entertaining suspicion; given to suspicion.

Many mischievous insects are daily at work to make men of merit suspicious of each other.