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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Recent Examples on the Web Then to the rescue, from unsuspected origins, arrives a superhero. David Beers, The New Republic, "Selling the American Space Dream," 7 Dec. 2020 So there's an early warning system that monitors every vaccine sold in the U.S. to spot unsuspected side effects. Lauran Neergaard, Star Tribune, "Extra safety scrutiny planned as virus vaccine worries grow," 14 Oct. 2020 Plus there is some unsuspected wiggle in his step after the catch. cleveland, "NFL Draft 2020: Identifying the Browns’ ‘guys’: Late-round offensive steals who fit Kevin Stefanski’s system," 16 Apr. 2020 In his debut versus the Panthers in Week 1 of the 2016 season, Janovich took advantage of being the unsuspected ball carrier and scored on a simple dive play. Ellis L. Williams, cleveland, "Browns fullback Andy Janovich possesses the tools to become Kevin Stefanski’s secret weapon -- Film review," 3 Apr. 2020 But for now, no one knows whether rising humidity, the lengthening days, or some as-yet-unsuspected seasonal effect will come to the rescue—or whether humanity must confront the pandemic without any help from the seasons. Jon Cohen, Science | AAAS, "Why do dozens of diseases wax and wane with the seasons—and will COVID-19?," 13 Mar. 2020 During Wednesday's Democratic debate in Nevada, many candidates went toe-to-toe on a variety of issues: from Bloomberg's NDAs to Bernie's unsuspected lead, the ninth debate was perhaps the most heated yet. Elly Belle, refinery29.com, "All Of Pete Buttigieg & Amy Klobuchar’s Most Heated Debates (So Far)," 25 Feb. 2020 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

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circa 1530, in the meaning defined above

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“Unsuspected.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsuspected. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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unsuspected

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of unsuspected

: not known to exist : not suspected

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