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  1. LwyrFirat's Avatar

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    suspicious

    When it is said "he is a suspicious person", should we understand;

    a-We shouldn't trust him

    b-He doesn't trust someone easily.

    Thanks.

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    Re: suspicious

    If somebody is a suspicious person he is wary of others for some reason.


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    Re: suspicious

    Quote Originally Posted by LwyrFirat View Post
    When it is said "he is a suspicious person", should we understand;

    a-We shouldn't trust him

    b-He doesn't trust someone easily.

    Thanks.
    It is used to mean either. You have to tell from the context which of the two it means.
    "The police noticed a suspicious man running into an alleyway." This is meaning a.

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    Re: suspicious

    Oh my god, if it is used to mean either I am in a very bad position now, since today in an English job interview the interviewer asked me that "could you tell one of the negative aspects of your personality and I said may friends generally say " I am a suspicious person" :)
    Last edited by LwyrFirat; 23-Sep-2008 at 04:40.

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    Re: suspicious

    Relax!! There are other meanings for the word. Some are Guarded or Wary or Skeptical. Just tell the interviewer you "don't like to have the wool pulled over my eyes", and then try to explain that. (Refer to the "Wary" connotation, and all will be fine.)
    B.
    p.s.-interviews are sometimes meant to try to rattle you.

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    Re: suspicious

    Quote Originally Posted by LwyrFirat View Post
    Oh my god, if it is used to mean either I am in a very bad position now, since today in an English job interview the interviewer asked me that "could you tell one of the negative aspects of your personality and I said may friends generally say " I am a suspicious person" :)
    On the contrary you are in a very good position because you gave what that interviewer wanted, the negative aspect. The interviewers are looking for a good response to their questions, which you have done remarkably. He wanted to have an insight of the negative side of your personality and you have given it in a very subtle manner. I think you would come out with flying colours in the Interview.
    All the best.

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    Re: suspicious

    Thank you dear friends for your helps

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    Re: suspicious

    Raymott made a good point. Context is key to understanding the meaning of that word (as it is with any word).

    (The word "help" is a noncount noun.)


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