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  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.
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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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Related Words for unassumed

real, simple, genuine, easy, instinctive, provincial, primitive, frank, rustic, innocent, plain, artless, candid, childlike, credulous, direct, folksy, forthright, homey, ignorant

Examples from the Web for unassumed

Historical Examples of unassumed

  • 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


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