unsuspicious

adjective

un·​sus·​pi·​cious ˌən-sə-ˈspi-shəs How to pronounce unsuspicious (audio)
: not distrustful or suspicious
a person with a trusting, unsuspicious nature
… she was unsuspicious [=unaware] of having excited any particular interest …Jane Austen
unsuspiciously adverb

Examples of unsuspicious in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Chemirmir, 49, quietly smothered elderly women, making their deaths look unsuspicious, and stole their jewelry, according to police and prosecutors in Dallas and Collin counties. Dallas News, 25 Apr. 2022 In the trailer, Hawke first appears in white face paint and a top hat, struggling with falling grocery bags beside a completely unsuspicious beat-up black van. Jennifer Yuma, Variety, 13 Oct. 2021 Hawke appears at first glance in white face paint and a top hat, struggling with falling grocery bags beside a totally unsuspicious beat up black van. Matt Donnelly, Variety, 25 Aug. 2021 The nerve agents were designed to be undetectable, possibly relying on combinations of otherwise harmless or unsuspicious chemicals. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 5 July 2018 The two deaths are currently being treated as separate and unsuspicious. Lilly Milman, Billboard, 30 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1586, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unsuspicious was in 1586

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“Unsuspicious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsuspicious. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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