Definition of unsuspected in English:


Syllabification: un·sus·pect·ed
Pronunciation: /ˌənsəˈspektid


  • 1Not known or thought to exist or be present; not imagined possible: the actor displays an unsuspected talent for comedy
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    • By such an approach we may not only move astrology forward, but astrology may become a means of leading human thought along new paths, by disclosing interrelationships which are at present unsuspected.
    • What he suggested in 1859 was that several previously unsuspected small planets existed, orbiting closer to the Sun than Mercury.
    • An exciting new development has emerged in this project, and it serves to establish that those dusty geniuses of early times had other, hitherto unsuspected, talents and insights.
  • 1.1(Of a person) not regarded with suspicion.
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    • She worked at a bank and they paid quite well, and everything was going wonderfully until two unsuspected people pulled a gun while she was at the counter.
    • On a grimmer note, a previously unsuspected enemy - the Soviet Union, now bent on spreading communism worldwide - replaced the foes that had just been vanquished on the battlefield.
    • It was a perfect day for travelers who were in need of supplies, myself included; but also, it was a perfect day for thieves and bandits to snatch goods and money from unsuspected victims.



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  • These criminals are turning to redirecting domain names so that users will unsuspectedly log onto illegitimate sites under hacker control.
  • To illustrate a concept of subscribing to a car and capturing its personality, the Toyota Aygo unsuspectedly unfolds through a mail slot.
  • Sometimes people use, maybe unsuspectedly, but certainly earnestly, figures of speech and thoughts pilfered from foreign languages, praising these in a funny way or even in the wrong context.

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