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assumed

[uh-soomd]
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adjective
  1. adopted in order to deceive; fictitious; pretended; feigned: an assumed name; an assumed air of humility.
  2. taken for granted; supposed: His assumed innocence proved untrue.
  3. usurped.

Origin of assumed

First recorded in 1615–25; assume + -ed2
Related formsas·sum·ed·ly [uh-soo-mid-lee] /əˈsu mɪd li/, adverbnon·as·sumed, adjectiveself-as·sumed, adjectiveun·as·sumed, adjectivewell-as·sumed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for unassumed

Historical Examples

  • Likely bunch you have there, he said, casually, turning away with unassumed reluctance.

    Langford of the Three Bars

    Kate Boyles

  • He is young and fair, tall and commanding, and his unassumed dignity is in keeping with his handsome physique.

    A Soldier's Life

    Edwin G. Rundle

  • She looked up at him sharply with a suspicion that such innocence in a grown-up man could not be unassumed.

  • The terrified householders threw open their doors with unassumed alacrity.

    The Blue Lights

    Arnold Fredericks

  • "I have no pretension to abilities like yours, Mr. Massingbred," said Scanlan, with unassumed modesty.


British Dictionary definitions for unassumed

assumed

adjective
  1. false; fictitiousan assumed name
  2. taken for grantedan assumed result
  3. usurped; arrogatedan assumed authority
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