2. Slight degree; suggestion; hint. [Colloq.]
The features are mild but expressive, with just a suspicion . . . of saturnine or sarcastic humor.A. W.
Syn. Jealousy; distrust; mistrust; diffidence; doubt.
(Sus*pi"cion), v. t. To view with suspicion; to suspect; to doubt. [Obs. or Low] South.
(Sus*pi"cious) a. [OE. suspecious; cf. L. suspiciosus. See Suspicion.]
1. Inclined to suspect; given or prone to suspicion; 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
Many mischievous insects are daily at work to make men of merit suspicious of each other.Pope.
2. Indicating suspicion, mistrust, or fear.
We have a suspicious, fearful, constrained countenance.Swift.
3. Liable to suspicion; adapted to raise suspicion; giving reason to imagine ill; questionable; as, an author
of suspicious innovations; suspicious circumstances.
I spy a black, suspicious, threatening could.Shak.
Syn. Jealous; distrustful; mistrustful; doubtful; questionable. See Jealous.
Sus*pi"cious*ly, adv. Sus*pi"cious*ness, n.
(Sus*pir"al) n. [From Suspire.]
1. A breathing hole; a vent or ventiduct.
2. A spring of water passing under ground toward a cistern or conduit.
(Sus`pi*ra"tion) n. [L. suspiratio. See Suspire.] The act of sighing, or fetching a long and
deep breath; a deep respiration; a sigh.
Windy suspiration of forced breath.Shak.
(Sus*pire") v. i. [L. suspirare to breathe out, to sigh; sub under + spirare to breathe: cf. F.
souspirer, OF. souspirer.] To fetch a long, deep breath; to sigh; to breathe. Shak.
Fireflies that suspireMrs. Browning.
In short, soft lapses of transported flame.
(Sus*pire"), n. [Cf. L. suspirium.] A long, deep breath; a sigh. [Obs.]
(Sus*pired") a. Ardently desired or longed for; earnestly coveted. [Obs.] Sir H. Wotton.
(Sus*tain") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sustained ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sustaining.] [OE. sustenen, susteinen,
OF. sustenir, sostenir, F. soutenir (the French prefix is properly fr. L. subtus below, fr. sub under), L.
sustinere; pref. sus- (see Sub-) + tenere to hold. See Tenable, and cf. Sustenance.]