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unsuspected

[uhn-suh-spek-tid] /ˌʌn səˈspɛk tɪd/
adjective
1.
not regarded or considered with suspicion:
unsuspected in the crime.
2.
not imagined to exist:
a person of unsuspected talents.
Origin of unsuspected
1520-1530
First recorded in 1520-30; un-1 + suspect + -ed2
Related forms
unsuspectedly, adverb
unsuspectedness, noun
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  • He passed on unsuspected and deadly, like a pest in the street full of men.

    The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad
  • It may be that the future will reveal creative ability in them as yet unsuspected.

    The Truth About Woman C. Gasquoine Hartley
  • Until a master has detected it the presence of it may be unsuspected.

    The Meaning of Evolution Samuel Christian Schmucker
  • With unsuspected coquetry she suggested: “Why not your wife?”

    The Gorgeous Girl

    Nalbro Bartley
  • The unreturned and unsuspected and I presume wicked love I felt for you.

    The Gorgeous Girl

    Nalbro Bartley
  • He developed an unsuspected genius for the arts of a wild and hunted existence.

    Under Western Eyes Joseph Conrad
  • What's more, it shows that I must have an unsuspected talent for picture-plays.

    The Paliser case Edgar Saltus
  • In this connection, however, the future may hold much, unsuspected at present.

    Mexico Charles Reginald Enock
  • We were together, unsuspected and undisturbed, for the next two hours.

British Dictionary definitions for unsuspected

unsuspected

/ˌʌnsəˈspɛktɪd/
adjective
1.
not under suspicion
2.
not known to exist
Derived Forms
unsuspectedly, adverb
unsuspectedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unsuspected
adj.

1520s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of suspect (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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