suspicious adj.

1 not trusting sb

VERBS be, feel, look, seem, sound | become, get, grow I think they're starting to get suspicious. | remain | make sb Something about her smile made him suspicious.

ADV. deeply, extremely, highly, profoundly, very She remained deeply suspicious of computers. | increasingly | a bit, a little, rather, slightly, somewhat His voice grew faintly suspicious. | immediately, instantly | naturally I have a naturally suspicious mind. | rightly British voters are rightly suspicious of attempts to save money in the area of education.

PREP. about They were somewhat suspicious about her past. | of She was highly suspicious of his motives.

2 making you feel that sth is wrong

VERBS be, look, seem, sound We have to carry on as usual or it would look suspicious. | consider sth, find sth, regard sth as, treat sth as I find it very suspicious that he left halfway through the morning. Police are treating both fires as suspicious.

ADV. highly, very acting in a highly suspicious manner | not remotely Are you sure you haven't seen anything even remotely suspicious? | a bit, rather, somewhat

PHRASES see/hear anything suspicious Inform the police immediately if you see anything suspicious.