un·​sus·​pect·​ed | \ ˌən-sə-ˈspek-tə-bəl How to pronounce unsuspected (audio) \

Definition of unsuspected

: not imagined to exist or be true, likely, or possible : not suspected an unsuspected illness … suggests that the universe contains a hitherto unsuspected form of invisible matter.— I. Peterson

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Recent Examples on the Web The pills are designed to look like painkillers and sold to unsuspected victims, especially kids and teens, Bianco said. Nathan Luna, ABC News, 3 May 2022 An unsuspected solidarity, emerges, however, when Patagonia’s cruel winter finds one of them on the brink of death. John Hopewell, Variety, 19 Jan. 2022 But any encounter with unsuspected fentanyl can be dangerous, said Bryce Pardo, a Rand Corp. researcher who focuses on drug policy. Julie Wernau, WSJ, 17 Dec. 2021 Ian Charms is the unsuspected outlet that brings her passions full-circle. Megan Armstrong, Billboard, 1 Nov. 2021 The two will allow an unsuspected solidarity to emerge when Patagonia’s cruel winter finds one of them on the brink of death. Emiliano De Pablos, Variety, 12 Oct. 2021 But no matter who is at the grill, a meal there still provides a glimpse of new and unsuspected pleasures that can be yours at the end of a bamboo skewer. New York Times, 13 July 2021 Also, unsuspected dental problems can cause a person to change chewing patterns, leading to symptoms. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 6 May 2021 While on vacation, a happy-go-lucky family becomes the unsuspected target of a grieving mother who lost her family. Los Angeles Times, 26 Feb. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of unsuspected

circa 1530, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unsuspected was circa 1530

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“Unsuspected.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsuspected. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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