One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1With a cautious distrust or suspicion of someone or something.‘"What's going on?" I asked suspiciously’‘women have been eyed suspiciously by the Party’
- ‘I looked at her suspiciously.’
- ‘She eyed her lovely young hostess suspiciously.’
- ‘The old man sat down again and glared suspiciously at the frightened boy.’
- ‘He is viewed suspiciously by his superior.’
- ‘"What are you talking about?" Jason asked suspiciously.’
- 1.1 In a way that arouses suspicion or distrust.‘he was arrested after behaving suspiciously’‘the group was suspiciously quiet about their activities’
- ‘Residents should keep an eye out for strangers acting suspiciously in their areas.’
- ‘He was arrested after behaving suspiciously and apparently assaulting an ambulance crew trying to help him.’
- ‘The scene looks suspiciously like a last-minute addition.’
- ‘The announcement is suspiciously convenient in its timing.’
- ‘His father has been suspiciously missing since the accident.’
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