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Adjective that comes between suspicious & knowing the whole truth?

Asked by longtresses (1332points) September 10th, 2010

Another word question..

I’m looking for an adjective that describes the state(s) between suspicious (beginning to notice something wrong, but barely) and full-fledged realizing the whole truth (the suspicion positively confirmed).

The word feels more towards being right about that suspicion. If you can think of another one with the shade towards being wrong about that suspicion, I’d love to hear it too..

Context: As soon as I paid up the money, the little ______ pang sprung up in my mind, but I ignored it.

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Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

“Gnawing suspicion” might work if “pang” is discarded.

shpadoinkle_sue's avatar

Inkling, but that’s a noun.

lillycoyote's avatar

Apprehensive? Any chance you might be happy with a noun?

weeveeship's avatar


Kind of like troubling but softer

Jeruba's avatar

pang of doubt
anxious pang
gnawing question

A pang doesn’t really spring up (past tense: sprang, not sprung). You feel a pang. A question or doubt or feeling of anxiety or qualm might spring up or arise.

zen_'s avatar

Sneaking suspicion.

augustlan's avatar

Here is a list of synonyms for ‘suspicious’. You might find what you’re looking for there.

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