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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
I will smother down all my pride, my reserve, the horrible suspiciousness which is rooted in my nature.
I deny my 'suspiciousness' altogether -- it is not one of my faults.
I deny my 'suspiciousness' altogether ” it is not one of my faults.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hofstadter, writing in 1964, described the hallmarks of this style: "heated exaggeration, suspiciousness, and conspiratorial fantasy."
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.
Despite the wrongness (and suspiciousness) of Arizona's new law, the paramount error is Congressional inaction on comprehensive immigration reform.
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