Synonyms for suspicious

Synonyms for (adjective) suspicious

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


Synonyms: leery, suspicious, mistrustful, untrusting, wary

Definition: openly distrustful and unwilling to confide

Similar words: distrustful

Definition: having or showing distrust

Usage: a man of distrustful nature; my experience...in other fields of law has made me distrustful of rules of thumb generally- B.N.Cardozo; vigilant and distrustful superintendence- Thomas Jefferson