- modest; unpretentious.
Origin of unassuming
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Examples from the Web for unassuming
In a tucked-away grave marked with a flat, unassuming stone, Anastasio Umberto bears that distinction.Brooklyn’s Gangster Graveyard
October 23, 2014
Got to find that man, Harold vowed, and he did, locating an unassuming barber in South Brooklyn.The Stacks: Harold Conrad Was Many Things, But He Was Never, Ever Dull
March 8, 2014
The unassuming, charisma-free central banker never set out to be a player the way his predecessor Alan Greenspan did.Bernanke Drop the Mic as He Exits the Fed
December 19, 2013
Over lunch in a Toronto café, she proved sharp, funny, forthright, and unassuming.Three Cheers for Alice Munro’s Nobel Prize in Literature
October 10, 2013
This unassuming, 39-seat spot in Los Angeles went from the minor leagues one year to the best restaurant of the year the next.America’s Best New Restaurant
August 30, 2013
His manner is affable and unassuming, and his disposition kindly.Cleveland Past and Present
The uniform of these riders of the western plains was unassuming.The Law-Breakers
He is sincere, and he is unassuming, a good friend, and a tolerant enemy.
I believe they are always natural, and unassuming, and sincere.
Mrs de Barral was an equable, unassuming woman, at that time.Chance
- modest or unpretentious
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Word Origin and History for unassuming
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