One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Too obviously good or honest to be thought capable of wrongdoing.
reliable, dependable, honest, full of integrity, worthy of trust, honourable, upright, principled, true, truthful, as good as one's word, ethical, virtuous, incorruptible, unimpeachable, above suspicionView synonyms
- ‘The Republicans adopted the now-obsolete rule in 1993 as part of a campaign to portray themselves as ethically above suspicion.’
- ‘In any case, it seems to me that recusal is not about the technicalities of a conflict of interest but about making sure that the court's decisions are above suspicion.’
- ‘That's not to say he was above suspicion for conventional terrorist attacks himself - he is believed responsible for a number of bombings and assassinations.’
- ‘A significant proportion of the surface measurements are therefore suspect, while the atmospheric measurements are above suspicion and reliable.’
- ‘This is the UN's responsibility, he said, adding that NATO's reputation and credibility in the region is not above suspicion.’
- ‘She said her husband's patriotism was above suspicion.’
- ‘Given the match-fixing scandals that are erupting daily from Africa and Asia, the departure of one of the few superstars above suspicion would be a huge blow to world cricket.’
- ‘I stepped away from that because I genuinely believed that the platform that I have as an artist, the work that I do with the United Nations, sits above suspicion because I have no agenda, so to speak.’
- ‘‘The court dismissed any suggestion that the manner of discovery of this exhibit was not above suspicion,’ they said.’
- ‘If our athletes and officials are serious about being seen to be above suspicion then training in Mexico should never have been factored into the mix, and should cease forthwith.’
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