unsuspecting


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un·sus·pect·ing

 (ŭn′sə-spĕk′tĭng)
adj.
Not suspicious; trusting.

un′sus·pect′ing·ly adv.
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unsuspecting

(ˌʌnsəˈspɛktɪŋ)
adj
disposed to trust; not suspicious; trusting
ˌunsusˈpectingly adv
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unsuspecting - not suspiciousunsuspecting - not suspicious; "deceiving the unsuspecting public"
trustful, trusting - inclined to believe or confide readily; full of trust; "great brown eye, true and trustful"- Nordhoff & Hall
2.unsuspecting - (often followed by `of') not knowing or expectingunsuspecting - (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"
incognizant, unaware - (often followed by `of') not aware; "seemed unaware of the scrutiny"; "unaware of the danger they were in"; "unaware of the newborn hope"; "the most unaware person I've known"
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unsuspecting

adjective trusting, naive, gullible, unsuspicious, innocent, unconscious, confiding, inexperienced, off guard, unwary, credulous, ingenuous, trustful, unwarned selling junk bonds to thousands of unsuspecting depositors
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Translations
nic netušící
intetanende
gyanútlan
grunlaus
nič netušiaci
güvenenkuşkulanmayan

unsuspecting

[ˈʌnsəsˈpektɪŋ] ADJconfiado
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

unsuspecting

[ˌʌnsəˈspɛktɪŋ] adjqui ne se doute de rien
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unsuspecting

adj, unsuspectingly
advahnungslos, nichts ahnend
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unsuspecting

[ˌʌnsəsˈpɛktɪŋ] adj (gen) → che non sospetta nulla; (public) → ignaro/a
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unsuspected

(ansəˈspektid) adjective
not imagined or known to exist. He had unsuspected talents.
ˌunsuˈspecting adjective
not aware of (coming) danger. He stole all her money and she was completely unsuspecting.
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References in classic literature ?
I was heard aft, and we managed to clear the sunken floe which had come all the way from the Southern ice-cap to have a try at our unsuspecting lives.
It seemed to him this evening as if the cruelty of his outburst to Rosamond had made an obligation for him, and he dreaded the obligation: he dreaded Lydgate's unsuspecting good-will: he dreaded his own distaste for his spoiled life, which would leave him in motiveless levity.
I did not reflect that a man who could fail in his duty to his King, his father-in-law, and his benefactor, might, without scruple, do the same to a stranger, though distinguished as his friend; and thus sanguine and unsuspecting continued my journey, still receiving intimation from all parts to take care of myself.
Just for an instant he poised above the unsuspecting Bara and then he launched himself downward upon the sleek back.
His simple mind had not been able to embrace the reasons why one people should thus assume a superiority over the possessions of another, and it will readily be perceived, that at the hint just received from the trapper, he was not indisposed to fancy that some of the hidden subtilty of that magical influence, of which he was so firm a believer, was about to be practised by the unsuspecting subject of their conversation, in furtherance of these mysterious claims.
Closer and closer they crept toward the unsuspecting beast, Sheeta upon his right side and Tarzan upon his left nearest the great heart.
Caution deserted me, and I made noise enough to wake the very mute; lost to every consideration but that of the terrifying day before me, the day of silence and of inactivity, that I must live through with an unsuspecting face, a cool head, a civil tongue!
Now she was within ten feet of the two unsuspecting little playfellows--carefully she drew her hind feet well up beneath her body, the great muscles rolling under the beautiful skin.
With savage yells they dashed upon the unsuspecting men.
Once ashore he kept out of sight of the two-story atrocity that bore the legend "Hotel" to lure unsuspecting wayfarers to its multitudinous discomforts.
Her face was all the more touching in its youth and beauty because of its weary look, and the good woman's eyes presently wandered to her figure, which in her hurried dressing on her journey she had taken no pains to conceal; moreover, the stranger's eye detects what the familiar unsuspecting eye leaves unnoticed.
I was no pope--I could not boast infallibility: in short, if I stayed, the probability was that, in three months' time, a practical modern French novel would be in full process of concoction under the roof of the unsuspecting Pelet.