Synonyms of suspect


1. suspect, person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul

usage: someone who is under suspicion

2. defendant, suspect, litigant, litigator

usage: a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law; the person being sued or accused


1. suspect, surmise, guess, venture, pretend, hazard

usage: imagine to be the case or true or probable; "I suspect he is a fugitive"; "I surmised that the butler did it"

2. distrust, mistrust, suspect, disbelieve, discredit

usage: regard as untrustworthy; regard with suspicion; have no faith or confidence in

3. suspect, think, opine, suppose, imagine, reckon, guess

usage: hold in suspicion; believe to be guilty; "The U.S. suspected Bin Laden as the mastermind behind the terrorist attacks"


1. fishy, funny, shady, suspect, suspicious, questionable (vs. unquestionable)

usage: 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"

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Definition and meaning of suspect (Dictionary)