suspiciousness love

Definitions

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  • n. The state or quality of being suspicious.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or character of being suspicious, in any sense.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. being of a suspicious nature

Etymologies

From suspicious +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I will smother down all my pride, my reserve, the horrible suspiciousness which is rooted in my nature.

    Agatha's Husband A Novel

  • I deny my 'suspiciousness' altogether -- it is not one of my faults.

    The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846

  • I deny my 'suspiciousness' altogether ” it is not one of my faults.

    The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett

  • This style, which Hofstadter understood to include a “sense of heated exaggeration, suspiciousness, and conspiratorial fantasy,” today finds its clearest expression on talk radio — and not just at night.

    The Listener

  • Dr Harold Lief, professor emeritus of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, concluded that Hoover suffered from a personality disorder, a narcissistic disorder with mixed obsessive features… paranoid elements, undue suspiciousness and some sadism.

    The secret life of J Edgar Hoover

  • Carron, who got two months of service for 117 pesos, is relating to us his very positive and encouraging story, and that ought to go a long way toward assuaging some of my negativity and suspiciousness.

    CFE Ripoff???

  •    Hours earlier, after he noticed the missing knife and as the sun began to haul itself yellow and warm into the Manhattan sky, X watched out the corner of his eye as the black-haired man, acting with a cagey lack of suspiciousness, coolly arranged himself on his threadbare blanket and laid down his few possessions and went to sleep on the grass.

    Hotel Chelsea - Intercut 6

  • Hofstadter, writing in 1964, described the hallmarks of this style: "heated exaggeration, suspiciousness, and conspiratorial fantasy."

    Jillian York: Paranoid Politics: The Denial of Islamophobia

  • The inherent suspiciousness of the anti-Islam movement is so rich that its participants are unable to reconcile the contradiction between their narrative of secretive Islamic terrorists pursuing "jihad" and the high-profile, publicly conciliatory moves such as the Cordoba Initiative's efforts to purchase a building near Ground Zero and convert it into a public community center.

    Jillian York: Paranoid Politics: The Denial of Islamophobia

  • Despite the wrongness (and suspiciousness) of Arizona's new law, the paramount error is Congressional inaction on comprehensive immigration reform.

    Wayne Trujillo: "Reasonable Suspicions" About Arizona's Immigrant Law

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