Definition of above suspicion in English:

above suspicion


  • Too obviously good or honest to be thought capable of wrongdoing.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She said her husband's patriotism was above suspicion.’
    • ‘‘The court dismissed any suggestion that the manner of discovery of this exhibit was not above suspicion,’ they said.’
    • ‘The Republicans adopted the now-obsolete rule in 1993 as part of a campaign to portray themselves as ethically above suspicion.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    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 suspicion
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