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English definition of “unsuspecting”


adjective     /ˌʌn.səˈspek.tɪŋ/
trusting; not realizing there is any danger or harm: The killer lured his unsuspecting victims back to his apartment.Naive and trustingInexperienced (of people)Unaware
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