I want some example sentences with each of the words (used as adjectives) to better understand how I can use them! The sentence I want to write is:

The actual culprit is portrayed as a well-educated scientific man, which makes him less _____.

Should I use suspectful here? In my understanding is someone suspicious when they suspect something, and a thing or a person can be suspectful when they are suspected. Am I right?

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  • The English Language Learners Stack Exchange might have been an even better place for this question. (Just letting you know it exists.) P.S. I'd use suspicious, because suspectful is a rather uncommon word, and suspected, while more common, is mostly used as a verb. Check out the ngram. – J.R. Nov 26 '18 at 15:26

Suspicious is the common option. Its meanings can go both ways, used to describe how they think or how other people think of them, depending on the context. I think suspected would be fine too.

EDIT: I am sorry for the lack of examples. I should have read the full question.

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