Suspect
Suspect Sus*pect", a. [L. suspectus, p. p. of suspicere to look up, admire, esteem, to look at secretly or askance, to mistrust; sub under + specere to look: cf. F. suspect suspected, suspicious. See {Spy}, and cf. {Suspicion}.] 1. Suspicious; inspiring distrust. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Suspect [was] his face, suspect his word also. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. Suspected; distrusted. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

What I can do or offer is suspect. --Milton. [1913 Webster]


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  • suspect — suspect, ecte [ syspɛ(kt), ɛkt ] adj. et n. • 1355; lat. suspectus, de suspicere « regarder de bas en haut » 1 ♦ (Personnes) Qui est soupçonné ou qui prête au soupçon, éveille les soupçons. « Un être étrange, inquiétant, suspect à tous » (France) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • suspect — Suspect, [susp]ecte. adj. Qui cause du soupçon, de la défiance, de qui on a sujet de se defier, qu on soupçonne de quelque chose. Ce Rapporteur m est suspect, me devient suspect. il m est suspect en ce que ... tout ce qui vient de sa part m est… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • suspect — SUSPÉCT, Ă, suspecţi, te, adj. (Adesea substantivat) Care este bănuit, care dă de bănuit; care inspiră neîncredere, de care trebuie să te fereşti; dubios, îndoielnic. – Din fr. suspect, lat. suspectus. Trimis de RACAI, 07.12.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  …   Dicționar Român

  • suspect — Ⅰ. suspect UK US /səˈspekt/ verb [T] ► to believe that something, usually something bad, may be true or may have happened: suspect that »The bank suspects that fraud has occurred. »suspect fraud/dishonesty/foul play ► to believe that someone is… …   Financial and business terms

  • suspect — suspect, suspicious 1. Suspect is pronounced with the stress on the first syllable as a noun (the chief suspect) and adjective (a suspect package), and with the stress on the second syllable as a verb (They suspect something). 2. As an adjective …   Modern English usage

  • suspect — sus·pect 1 / səs ˌpekt, sə spekt/ adj [Latin suspectus, from past participle of suspicere to look up at, regard with awe, suspect, from sub sus up, secretly + specere to look at]: regarded or deserving to be regarded with suspicion or heightened… …   Law dictionary

  • Suspect — Sus*pect , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Suspected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Suspecting}.] 1. 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Suspect — Sus*pect , n. [LL. suspectus. See {Suspect}, a.] 1. Suspicion. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] So with suspect, with fear and grief, dismayed. Fairfax. [1913 Webster] 2. One who, or that which, is suspected; an object of suspicion; formerly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Suspect — bezeichnet: einen Film, siehe Suspect – Unter Verdacht ein Computerspiel, siehe Suspect (Computerspiel) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begriffe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • suspect — (adj.) mid 14c., from O.Fr. suspect suspicious, from L. suspectus suspected, suspicious, pp. of suspicere look up at, mistrust, suspect, from sub up to + specere to look at (see SCOPE (Cf. scope) (1)). The notion is of look at secretly, hence,… …   Etymology dictionary

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