Definition for SUS-PI'CIOUS

SUS-PI'CIOUS, a. [L. suspiciosus.]

  1. Inclined to suspect; 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.
  2. Indicating suspicion or fear. We have a suspicious, fearful, constrained countenance. – Swift.
  3. Liable to suspicion; adapted to raise suspicion; giving reason to imagine ill; as, an author of suspicious innovations. – Hooker. I spy black suspicious threat'ning cloud. – Shak.
  4. Entertaining suspicion; given to suspicion. Many mischievous insects are daily at work to making men of merit suspicious of each other. – Pope.

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