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

Examples of unsuspected in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 These were sailors such as Christopher Columbus, who chanced upon unsuspected lands that blocked the expected sea route from Europe to China and Japan. David Abulafia, Time, "Ocean Exploration Changed Human History—And the Story Started Centuries Before Christopher Columbus," 14 Oct. 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. 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. 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

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First Known Use of unsuspected

circa 1530, in the meaning defined above

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“Unsuspected.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsuspected. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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unsuspected

adjective
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English Language Learners Definition of unsuspected

: not known to exist : not suspected

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