suspiciously


suspiciously
sus|pi|cious|ly [səˈspıʃəsli] adv
1.) in a way that shows you think someone has done something wrong or dishonest
Meg looked at me suspiciously.
'What do you want it for?' he asked suspiciously.
2.) in a way that makes people think that something bad or illegal is happening
He saw two youths acting suspiciously .
He seemed to be taking a suspiciously long time.
This sounded suspiciously like an attempt to get rid of me.
3.) in a way that shows you do not trust something or someone
They eyed the food suspiciously.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • suspiciously — sus|pi|cious|ly [ sə spıʃəsli ] adverb 1. ) in a way that makes you think something illegal is happening: Two men were seen nearby acting suspiciously. a ) in a way that makes you think there is something wrong with something: a suspiciously… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • suspiciously — adverb 1 in a way that shows you think someone has done something wrong or dishonest: Meg looked at me very suspiciously. 2 in a way that makes people think that something bad or illegal is happening: He saw two youths acting suspiciously outside …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • suspiciously — UK [səˈspɪʃəslɪ] / US adverb 1) in a way that shows you think someone has done something wrong Sarah looked up at me suspiciously. 2) in a way that makes you think something illegal is happening Two men were seen nearby acting suspiciously. 3) in …   English dictionary

  • suspiciously — adverb a) In a way suggesting suspicion. The police officer looked at her suspiciously. b) In a way that arouses suspicion. She was behaving very suspiciously …   Wiktionary

  • suspiciously — adv. Suspiciously is used with these verbs: ↑act, ↑ask, ↑behave, ↑eye, ↑look, ↑narrow, ↑peer, ↑regard, ↑sniff, ↑stare, ↑view …   Collocations dictionary

  • suspiciously — suspicious ► ADJECTIVE 1) having or showing suspicion. 2) giving an impression of dishonest or dangerous character. DERIVATIVES suspiciously adverb suspiciousness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • suspiciously — adverb with suspicion (Freq. 2) she regarded the food suspiciously • Derived from adjective: ↑suspicious …   Useful english dictionary

  • Suspiciously — Suspicious Sus*pi cious, a. [OE. suspecious; cf. L. suspiciosus. See {Suspicion}.] 1. Inclined to suspect; given or prone to suspicion; apt to imagine without proof. [1913 Webster] Nature itself, after it has done an injury, will ever be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • suspiciously — adverb see suspicious …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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