not as expected; "there was something fishy about the accident"; "up to some funny business"; "some definitely queer goings-on"; "a shady deal"; "her motives were suspect"; "suspicious behavior" Synonyms: fishy, funny, shady, suspicious,
regard as untrustworthy; regard with suspicion; have no faith or confidence in Synonyms: distrust, mistrust,
imagine to be the case or true or probable; "I suspect he is a fugitive"; "I surmised that the butler did it" Synonyms: surmise,
hold in suspicion; believe to be guilty; "The U.S. suspected Bin Laden as the mastermind behind the terrorist attacks"
a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law; the person being sued or accused Synonyms: defendant,