One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he was suspicious of all educational innovations’
doubtful, unsure, dubious, wary, chary, sceptical, distrustful, mistrustful, disbelieving, having reservations, apprehensive, cynical, jaundiced
2‘I think he's a highly suspicious character’
disreputable, unsavoury, dubious, suspect, guilty-looking, dishonest-looking, strange-looking, queer-looking, funny-looking, slippery
informal shifty, shady
British informal dodgy
3‘his wife disappeared in suspicious circumstances’
questionable, odd, strange, dubious, irregular, queer, funny, doubtful, not quite right, under suspicion, mysterious, murky, dark, criminal, dishonest, corrupt
informal fishy, shady, dodgy
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