(noun, adjective, verb)


1. strange or unusual; inspiring doubt.

- her motives were suspect

- suspicious behavior

Similar word(s): questionable, fishy, funny, shady, suspicious


1. someone who is under suspicion

Definition categories: person, individual, mortal, somebody, someone, soul

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

Similar word(s): defendant

Definition categories: person, litigant, litigator

Sentences with suspect as a noun:

- Round up the usual suspects. — Casablanca


1. imagine to be the case or true or probable

- I suspect he is a fugitive

Similar word(s): surmise

Definition categories: communication, guess, hazard, pretend, venture

2. regard as untrustworthy; regard with suspicion; have no faith or confidence in

Similar word(s): distrust, mistrust

Definition categories: cognition, disbelieve, discredit

3. hold in suspicion; believe to be guilty

- The U.S. suspected Bin Laden as the mastermind behind the terrorist attacks

Definition categories: communication, guess, imagine, opine, reckon, suppose, think

Sentences with suspect as a verb:

- to suspect the presence of disease

- I suspect him of being the thief.