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unassuming

[ uhn-uh-soo-ming ]

adjective

  1. modest; unpretentious.


unassuming

/ ˌʌnəˈsjuːmɪŋ /

adjective

  1. modest or unpretentious


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Derived Forms

  • ˌunasˈsumingly, adverb
  • ˌunasˈsumingness, noun
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Other Words From

  • unas·suming·ly adverb
  • unas·suming·ness noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of unassuming1

First recorded in 1720–30; un- 1 + assuming
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Example Sentences

You can say that you know how unassuming she is, but that you and your sisters and the grandchildren would enjoy the celebration, and you know it would mean a lot to your father.

If you’re looking for a warehouse vibe that’s striking yet unassuming, you may love this option’s metal body and base, as well as its USB ports for charging your phone.

It’s simple and unassuming, and while the design is plain, you can opt to add color or other art to customize the thick, durable paper.

The rod supports up to 22 pounds, the bottom shelf can hold 13, and each side shelf can hold 6, making this item a surprisingly sturdy yet unassuming piece of furniture that blends right into any space.

He was also one of the most genuinely friendly and unassuming people I’ve ever met.

The EFPs were hidden in a compartment under an unassuming-looking house.

In a tucked-away grave marked with a flat, unassuming stone, Anastasio Umberto bears that distinction.

Too often though, the guitar feels merely atmospheric; either unassuming by design or just lost in the mix.

Enter unassuming fungi: clean, plant-based solution that could possibly normalize blood sugar.

But Le Monde likened her to Hollande, or even Angela Merkel, the stealthily unassuming figure who pulls out the big win.

That is the only point in which one sees Liszt's sense of his own greatness; otherwise his manner is remarkably unassuming.

This Captain Kirton was really the best of the Kirton bunch: a quiet, unassuming young man, somewhat delicate in health.

Father Boardman—an active, unassuming sort of gentleman—has been at the church for about a year.

It is a very humble, plain-looking edifice externally; and internally it is equally unassuming.

Are they so hugely interested in the performances of my unassuming penna?

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