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soupçon

Syllabification: soup·çon
Pronunciation: /so͞opˈsoN
 
/

Definition of soupçon in English:

noun

[in singular]
A very small quantity of something: a soupçon of mustard
More example sentences
  • But any Ramsay conversation involves the full set of verbal condiments being thrown in the pot: a liberal sprinkling of both laughter and earnestness; a soupçon of vulnerability; and a generous slosh of anger and unpredictability.
  • A soupçon of dignity and a bit of self-knowledge is part of growing up and growing old, and probably needs applying to how one dresses as much as everything else.
  • Including Russia (but not China or France) in the ruling committee might impart just the right soupçon of anti-Americanism to the new organization, which must be credible yet not intractable

Origin

mid 18th century: French, from Old French souspeçon, from medieval Latin suspectio (see suspicion).

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