Definition of unsuspecting in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌənsəˈspektiNG/


(Of a person or animal) not aware of the presence of danger; feeling no suspicion: antipersonnel mines lie in wait for their unsuspecting victims
More example sentences
  • Nevertheless, the pose would have been construed as ridiculous had it been of an unwary and unsuspecting adult.
  • In this fantasy sequence, she is hardly, as the Crown insisted, an innocent, unsuspecting victim.
  • He is going toward the house where we left the unsuspecting Hero.
unsuspicious, unwary, unaware, unconscious, ignorant, unwitting;



Pronunciation: /ˌənsəˈspektiNGlē/
Example sentences
  • Your chosen lecturer will innocently and unsuspectingly assume that the constant attention they are receiving from you is due to your love for learning or perhaps that you have ADD.
  • They unsuspectingly bestowed impunity upon me.
  • There are the capricious gusts of sea wind that sweep in unsuspectingly, the cunning bunkers, the enigmatic kicks and bounces, the blatantly tormenting results.


Example sentences
  • There is everywhere a fearful indifference to the things of God, everywhere an unconsciousness of His vicinity, an unsuspectingness that His marvellous interference was so near at hand.
  • Are they driven by intrepidity, by unsuspectingness, or by some kind of vague hope?
  • But you will acknowledge that the charming unsuspectingness of our friend has sometimes laid him open to attacks.

Words that rhyme with unsuspecting

self-respecting, self-selecting, unreflecting

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Syllabification: un·sus·pect·ing

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