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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unsuspecting, unsuspiciousadjective

    not suspicious

    "deceiving the unsuspecting public"

  2. unsuspectingadjective

    (often followed by `of') not knowing or expecting; not thinking likely

    "an unsuspecting victim"; "unsuspecting (or unaware) of the fact that I would one day be their leader"


  1. unsuspectingadjective

    Of or pertaining to lack of suspicion.

    He easily shot the unsuspecting target

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Unsuspectingadjective

    Not imagining that any ill is designed.

    When Albion sends her eager sons to war,
    Pleas’d, in the gen’ral’s sight, the host lie down
    Sudden, before some unsuspecting town;
    The captive race, one instant makes our prize,
    And high in air Britannia’s standard flies. Alexander Pope.


  1. unsuspecting

    Unsuspecting generally refers to being unaware of something potentially harmful or dangerous that might happen or is already present. It is the state of not suspecting or expecting anything deceptive, harmful, wrong or out of the ordinary.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unsuspecting in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unsuspecting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of unsuspecting in a Sentence

  1. John Sampson:

    It is these one-sided immigration marriage fraud schemes that cause the most damage to unsuspecting U.S. citizens and their families, they are abused emotionally, financially, psychologically and, often times, physically. And no one seems to be interested in stopping this heinous crime.

  2. Orange County California:

    These dealers are essentially handing a loaded gun to unsuspecting victims knowing that they will probably die and they don't care.

  3. Dan Gainor:

    This is n’t about people of color, this is about people of crime and keeping violent ex-cons away from unsuspecting college students.

  4. Kristina Hamm:

    We recommend people throw The PPE in the trash. We don't want to have children or unsuspecting healthy adults to come in contact and become carriers of the infection.

  5. Massachusetts Democrat Warren:

    Companies shouldn't be allowed to offer expensive vacations, prizes and other kickbacks to agents in exchange for selling costly, second-rate investment products to unsuspecting customers.

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