Suspicion vs Timidity - What's the difference?

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Suspicion is a related term of timidity.

As nouns the difference between suspicion and timidity

is that suspicion is the act of suspecting something or someone, especially of something wrong while timidity is shyness.

As a verb suspicion

is (nonstandard|dialect) to suspect; to have suspicions.



Alternative forms

* suspition (obsolete)


(en noun)
  • The act of suspecting something or someone, especially of something wrong.
  • The condition of being suspected.
  • Uncertainty, doubt.
  • *
  • In former days every tavern of repute kept such a room for its own select circle, a club, or society, of habituĂ©s, who met every evening, for a pipe and a cheerful glass.Strangers might enter the room, but they were made to feel that they were there on sufferance: they were received with distance and suspicion .
  • A trace, or slight indication.
  • * (Adolphus William Ward) (1837-1924)
  • The features are mild but expressive, with just a suspicion of saturnine or sarcastic humor.
  • The imagining of something without evidence.
  • Derived terms

    * suspicious * suspect * sneaking suspicion


    (en verb)
  • (nonstandard, dialect) To suspect; to have suspicions.
  • * (Rudyard Kipling)
  • Mulvaney continued— "Whin I was full awake the palanquin was set down in a street, I suspicioned , for I cud hear people passin' an' talkin'. But I knew well I was far from home.
  • * 2012 , B. M. Bower, Cow-Country (page 195)
  • "I've been suspicioning here was where they got their information right along," the sheriff commented, and slipped the handcuffs on the landlord.


    * (EtymOnLine)




  • shyness
  • Synonyms