un·​sus·​pi·​cious | \ ˌən-sə-ˈspi-shəs How to pronounce unsuspicious (audio) \

Definition of unsuspicious

: not distrustful or suspicious a person with a trusting, unsuspicious nature … she was unsuspicious [=unaware] of having excited any particular interest …— Jane Austen

Other Words from unsuspicious

unsuspiciously adverb

Examples of unsuspicious in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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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First Known Use of unsuspicious

1586, in the meaning defined above

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“Unsuspicious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsuspicious. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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