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These two metro Detroit secret Santas have given away about $150,000 of their own money to unsuspecting recipients in the past 10 years.
Some positioned themselves at the corner of 31st and Boulevard, near the unsuspecting family's house.
There is no shortage of criminals who prey on the weak, vulnerable, or the unsuspecting.
When an unsuspecting thief lifts it, a 12-gauge shotgun blank goes off.
Natalie Rieger of Sunflower Flats and her team gave 100 bouquets to unsuspecting people at last year's event.
The attacks are more than just the result of unsuspecting people who stumbled upon slithering snakes.
Prosecutors also saw potential fraud and larceny charges, applying a legal theory that, by overstating the number of units sold, the Trumps were falsely inflating their value and, in effect, cheating unsuspecting condo buyers.
Claire is, all the while, completely unsuspecting and probably about to walk into a fire of her own.
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First Known Use of unsuspecting
Synonymsaw-shucks, dewy, dewy-eyed, green, ingenuous, innocent, naïf (or naif), primitive, simple, simpleminded, uncritical, unknowing, unsophisticated, naive, unsuspicious, unwary, unworldly, wide-eyed
Antonymscosmopolitan, experienced, knowing, sophisticated, worldly, worldly-wise
Related Wordscallow, childish, immature, inexperienced, raw; childlike, idealistic, impractical, unrealistic; believing, credulous, gullible (also gullable), susceptible, trustful, trusting, unguarded; beguiled, duped, gulled, tricked; careless, heedless, thoughtless
Near Antonymscritical, cynical, doubting, incredulous, skeptical, suspecting, suspicious, unconvinced; careful, cautious, guarded, leery (also leary), wary, watchful; down-to-earth, hardheaded, pragmatic (also pragmatical), realistic, sober; street-smart, streetwise
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