unassuming

[uhn-uh-soo-ming]
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Origin of unassuming

First recorded in 1720–30; un-1 + assuming
Related formsun·as·sum·ing·ly, adverbun·as·sum·ing·ness, noun
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Contemporary Examples of unassuming

Historical Examples of unassuming

  • His manner is affable and unassuming, and his disposition kindly.

  • The uniform of these riders of the western plains was unassuming.

    The Law-Breakers

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • He is sincere, and he is unassuming, a good friend, and a tolerant enemy.

    Mixed Faces

    Roy Norton

  • I believe they are always natural, and unassuming, and sincere.

    Mixed Faces

    Roy Norton

  • Mrs de Barral was an equable, unassuming woman, at that time.

    Chance

    Joseph Conrad


British Dictionary definitions for unassuming

unassuming

adjective
  1. modest or unpretentious
Derived Formsunassumingly, adverbunassumingness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unassuming
adj.

"unpretentious," 1726, from un- (1) "not" + infinitive of assume.

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