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[uhn-im-poh-zing] /ˌʌn ɪmˈpoʊ zɪŋ/
not imposing; unimpressive:
an unimposing spectacle; a man of unimposing stature.
Origin of unimposing
First recorded in 1730-40; un-1 + imposing Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Yet this great Roman empire existed still unimpaired in name—not unimposing even in what really remained of it.

    Dante. An essay. R. W. Church
  • We will enter the churchyard, and look for a moment on the unimposing tablet.

    A Tramp's Wallet William Duthie
  • Mr. Angells pamphlet was a work as unimposing in form as it was daring in expression.

    The Fruits of Victory Norman Angell
  • In the cathedral, the whole ceremony was cold and unimposing.

  • Neither of the warriors carried weapons with them, and their unimposing stature misled the curious people.

    Old Indian Legends Zitkala-Sa
  • Spoelmann would almost have passed unrecognized, he was so unimposing.

    Royal Highness Thomas Mann
  • The entrance to the Milan Court was small and unimposing, compared with the entrance to the hotel proper.

    The Lost Ambassador E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • The unimposing way in which the Axe enters the sea will be remarked at once.

    Wanderings in Wessex Edric Holmes
  • The exterior of the Census Bureau building was a disappointment to Hamilton, by reason of its unimposing appearance.

    The Boy With the U.S. Census Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  • We reached the Maria, an unimposing kind of tub, and climbed aboard.

    Allan and the Holy Flower H. Rider Haggard

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