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 suspects. --South.
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.
adj 1: openly distrustful and unwilling to confide [syn: leery, mistrustful,
2: not as expected; "there was something fishy about the
accident"; "up to some funny business"; "some definitely
queer goings-on"; "a shady deal"; "her motives were
suspect"; "suspicious behavior" [syn: fishy, funny, queer,