unsuspected

adjective
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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Obviously, then, many traditional Italian dishes have an unsuspected Jewish origin. BostonGlobe.com, "In 1981, when Mrs. Machlin published “The Classic Cuisine of the Italian Jews,” few people were aware of the distinctive Jewish culinary traditions of that part of the world, or of the centuries-long history behind them.," 15 Sep. 2019 Obviously, then, many traditional Italian dishes have an unsuspected Jewish origin. BostonGlobe.com, "In 1981, when Mrs. Machlin published “The Classic Cuisine of the Italian Jews,” few people were aware of the distinctive Jewish culinary traditions of that part of the world, or of the centuries-long history behind them.," 15 Sep. 2019 Obviously, then, many traditional Italian dishes have an unsuspected Jewish origin. Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, "Edda Servi Machlin, 93, Champion of Italian Jewish Cuisine, Dies," 1 Sep. 2019 Rader was widely unsuspected as the criminal behind the mass murders. Cady Lang, Time, "The True Stories Behind the Serial Killers of Mindhunter Season 2," 22 Aug. 2019 The analysis revealed the ancient human had a different diet from others discovered during the excavation, which suggested previously unsuspected interactions between hunter gatherers like the people uncovered at the site and farmers in the region. Erin Blakemore, National Geographic, "Where you grew up, what you ate—your bones record your life," 18 July 2019 As the two spar about many subjects—morality, art, music, the theater, and the scourge of insufficient talent—unsuspected points of convergence appear. Dan Hofstadter, WSJ, "‘Diderot’ Review: Wherever His Mind Led Him," 15 Feb. 2019 The result was that the neo-Nazi terrorists went unobserved, unsuspected and relatively free to continue their killing spree. New York Times, "Neo-Nazi Terrorist Jailed for Life in Case That Shamed Germany’s Spies," 11 July 2018 Renovating an old building means, above all, unearthing unsuspected space that’s been there all along. Justin Davidson, Daily Intelligencer, "This Time, a Much More Promising Attempt to Fix the Frick," 13 Apr. 2018

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circa 1530, in the meaning defined above

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unsuspected

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of unsuspected

: not known to exist : not suspected

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