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assumed

[uh-soomd] /əˈsumd/
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.
Origin of assumed
1615-1625
First recorded in 1615-25; assume + -ed2
Related forms
assumedly
[uh-soo-mid-lee] /əˈsu mɪd li/ (Show IPA),
adverb
nonassumed, adjective
self-assumed, adjective
unassumed, adjective
well-assumed, 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.

  • 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 Secret of the League Ernest Bramah
  • 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.

  • Her tone almost startled him, its unassumed cheerfulness was so unlooked for.

British Dictionary definitions for unassumed

assumed

/əˈsjuːmd/
adjective
1.
false; fictitious: an assumed name
2.
taken for granted: an assumed result
3.
usurped; arrogated: an assumed authority
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