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 for suspicion
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Suspicion \Sus*pi"cion\, n. [OE. suspecioun, OF. souspe[,c]on,
     F. soup[,c]on, L. suspectio a looking up to, an esteeming
     highly, suspicion, fr. suspicere to look up, to esteem, to
     mistrust. The modern form suspicion in English and French is
     in imitation of L. suspicio mistrust, suspicion. See
     Suspect, and cf. Suspicious.]
     1. The act of suspecting; the imagination or apprehension of
        the existence of something (esp. something wrong or
        hurtful) without proof, or upon very slight evidence, or
        upon no evidence.
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              Suspicions among thoughts are like bats among birds,
              they ever fly by twilight.            --Bacon.
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     2. Slight degree; suggestion; hint. [Colloq.]
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              The features are mild but expressive, with just a
              suspicion . . . of saturnine or sarcastic humor.
                                                    --A. W. Ward.
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     Syn: Jealousy; distrust; mistrust; diffidence; doubt.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Suspicion \Sus*pi"cion\, v. t.
     To view with suspicion; to suspect; to doubt. [Obs. or Low]
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an impression that something might be the case; "he had an
           intuition that something had gone wrong" [syn: intuition,
           hunch, suspicion]
      2: doubt about someone's honesty [syn: misgiving, mistrust,
         distrust, suspicion]
      3: the state of being suspected; "he tried to shield me from
      4: being of a suspicious nature; "his suspiciousness destroyed
         his marriage" [syn: suspicion, suspiciousness]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  132 Moby Thesaurus words for "suspicion":
     Pyrrhonism, apprehension, apprehensiveness, bare suggestion,
     broad hint, cageyness, cast, caution, cautiousness, chariness,
     clue, concern, cue, dash, diffidence, disinclination to believe,
     distrust, distrustfulness, doubt, doubtfulness, dubiety,
     dubiousness, feeling, flavor, foreboding, forefeeling,
     funny feeling, gentle hint, gesture, gleam, glimmer, glimmering,
     guardedness, half an idea, half-belief, hazy idea, hesitation,
     hint, hunch, idea, implication, impression, incertitude,
     inconvincibility, incredulity, index, indication, infusion,
     inkling, innuendo, insinuation, intimation, intuition,
     intuitive impression, kick, leeriness, lick, look, mere notion,
     misdoubt, misgiving, mistrust, mistrustfulness, nod, notion, nudge,
     preapprehension, premonition, presentiment, prompt, qualm,
     question, resistiveness to belief, sauce, scent, scepticism,
     scintilla, scruple, scrupulousness, seasoning, second thoughts,
     self-doubt, shade, shadow, shadow of doubt, sign, signal, sip,
     skepticalness, skepticism, smack, smattering, smell,
     sneaking suspicion, soupcon, spark, spice, spoor, sprinkling,
     suggestion, sup, suspect, suspiciousness, symptom, tad, taint,
     taste, telltale, tempering, thought, tinct, tincture, tinge, tint,
     total skepticism, touch, tough-mindedness, trace, track,
     uncertainty, unconvincibility, uncredulousness, unpersuadability,
     unpersuasibility, vague feeling, vague idea, vestige, wariness,
     whiff, whisper, wink, wonder

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  SUSPICION. A belief to the disadvantage of another, accompanied by a doubt. 
       2. Without proof, suspicion, of itself, is evidence of nothing. When a 
  crime has been committed, an arrest may be made when, 1st. There are such 
  circumstances as induce a strong presumption of guilt; as being found in 
  possession of goods recently stolen, without giving a probable account of 
  having obtained the possession honestly. 2d. The absconding of the party 
  accused. 3d. Being found in company of known offenders. 4th. Living an idle 
  disorderly life, without any apparent means of support. In such cases the 
  arrest must be made as in other cases. Vide 20 Vin. Ab. 150; 4 Bl. Com. 290. 

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