One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘she had a strong suspicion that he did not like her’
intuition, feeling, impression, inkling, surmise, guess, conjecture, speculation, hunch, fancy, notion, supposition, view, belief, idea, conclusion, theory, thesis, hypothesis
informal gut feeling, feeling in one's bones, funny feeling, sixth sense
2‘I confronted him with my suspicions and he admitted everything’
misgiving, doubt, qualm, wariness, chariness, reservation, hesitation, scepticism, lack of faith, uncertainty, question, question mark, leeriness, distrust, mistrust
3‘it tasted like wine with a suspicion of bitters’
trace, touch, suggestion, hint, soupçon, tinge, shade, whisper, whiff, bit, trifle, drop, dash, tincture, sprinkling, breath, taste, scent, shadow, glimmer, scintilla, speck, smack, jot, mite, iota, tittle, whit
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