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unsuspected

[uhn-suh-spek-tid] /ˌʌn səˈspɛk tɪd/
adjective
1.
not regarded or considered with suspicion:
unsuspected in the crime.
2.
not imagined to exist:
a person of unsuspected talents.
Origin of unsuspected
1520-1530
1520-30; un-1 + suspect + -ed2
Related forms
unsuspectedly, adverb
unsuspectedness, noun
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  • He was discovered, that last year, to have an unsuspected talent, Jimsy King.

    Play the Game! Ruth Comfort Mitchell
  • He developed an unsuspected genius for the arts of a wild and hunted existence.

    Under Western Eyes Joseph Conrad
  • Perhaps some power unseen and unsuspected, propelled them all.

    When the Sleeper Wakes Herbert George Wells
  • We were together, unsuspected and undisturbed, for the next two hours.

  • They sat smiling at each other, almost as lovers do who have stumbled upon an unsuspected agreement in taste.

    Coquette Frank Swinnerton
  • And if I have such an unsuspected talent as that shouldn't I exercise it occasionally?

    Torchy As A Pa Sewell Ford
  • It is something heretofore unknown and unsuspected in scenery—a miracle of erosion, a peerless fantasy of color.

  • Had Corrie lost so much of his youth, unsuspected by his daily companion?

    From the Car Behind Eleanor M. Ingram
  • Before she could do much more than drag me away, my unsuspected friend was in the room.

    "Persons Unknown" Virginia Tracy
British Dictionary definitions for unsuspected

unsuspected

/ˌʌnsəˈspɛktɪd/
adjective
1.
not under suspicion
2.
not known to exist
Derived Forms
unsuspectedly, adverb
unsuspectedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unsuspected
adj.

1520s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of suspect (v.).

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