Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not suspicious; trusting.

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to lack of suspicion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not suspecting; unsuspicious; not imagining that any ill is designed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not suspicious
  • adj. (often followed by `of') not knowing or expecting; not thinking likely

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Examples

  • Merchandise to be distributed in unsuspecting communities, for the purpose of breeding death and desolation.

    The Assassinated President

  • It was that availability that led Ball to call an unsuspecting Rustamova into his office in January 2008, formally suspend her and have her escorted from the building.

    Leonora Rustamova: I taught my pupils to enjoy books – and got fired

  • He and his two sons ran away from the click of a gun from the inside of a cabin when they were calling unsuspecting men and boys to the door and, finding them unarmed, hacking them to pieces with cleavers -- in order not to raise an alarm in that bloody night on the Pottawattomie.

    With Sabre and Scalpel. The Autobiography of a Soldier and Surgeon

  • When they reached the neighbor's gate they halted and called the unsuspecting man out of his home.

    The Twin Hells

  • One of his favorite tactics is calling unsuspecting employees at a target company, indentifying CTC as a "research firm" -- which it is -- and then asking all kinds of juicy questions.

    ABC News: ABCNews

  • Unfortunately, most incidents go unknown as the unsuspecting public continues to buy counterfeits unbeknownst to them.

    Shaister Miester Do Da

  • How does it feel to have created a tool that makes it easy for drug dealers and prostitutes to connect with customers … or for salesmen to cold-call unsuspecting Americans while they are eating dinner?

    WiredPen

  • Any schoolteacher who is 'unsuspecting' is clearly in the wrong job, or needs a great deal of retraining.

    Fraser Nelson MP Has a Certain Ring to It

  • Mr McKenna claims that he was simply one of the many 'unsuspecting' students duped by this Mr Kirk.

    When I count to three, you'll have a PhD

  • Tiger Woods 'affair may have more staying power, but the ESPN analyst who abused his power all over one "unsuspecting" intern has found his way back on camera and into the hearts of scumbags who got caught nailing unattractive production assistants everywhere.

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