Synonyms for suspect

Synonyms for (noun) suspect

Synonyms: defendant, suspect

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

Similar words: litigant, litigator

Definition: (law) a party to a lawsuit; someone involved in litigation

Usage: plaintiffs and defendants are both litigants

Synonyms: suspect

Definition: someone who is under suspicion

Similar words: somebody, someone, soul, mortal, person, individual

Definition: a human being

Usage: there was too much for one person to do

Synonyms for (verb) suspect

Synonyms: distrust, suspect, mistrust

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

Similar words: disbelieve, discredit

Definition: reject as false; refuse to accept

Synonyms: surmise, suspect

Definition: imagine to be the case or true or probable

Usage: I suspect he is a fugitive; I surmised that the butler did it

Similar words: pretend, guess, hazard, venture

Definition: put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation

Usage: I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again; I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong

Synonyms: suspect

Definition: hold in suspicion; believe to be guilty

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

Similar words: think, suppose, opine, reckon, imagine, guess

Definition: expect, believe, or suppose

Usage: I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel; I thought to find her in a bad state; he didn't think to find her in the kitchen; I guess she is angry at me for standing her up

Synonyms for (adj) suspect

Synonyms: fishy, funny, shady, suspect, suspicious

Definition: not as expected

Usage: 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

Similar words: questionable

Definition: subject to question

Usage: questionable motives; a questionable reputation; a fire of questionable origin

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