how to pronounce suspicious


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the above transcription of suspicious is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

suspicious is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of suspicious in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… friendly people are suspicious that is …”

meanings of suspicious


  1. Arousing suspicion.
  2. Expressing suspicion.
  3. Distrustful or tending to suspect.

suspicious frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word suspicious occurs in english on average 10 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics suspicious can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that suspicious can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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