unassuming

[ uhn-uh-soo-ming ]
/ ˌʌn əˈsu mɪŋ /

adjective

modest; unpretentious.

Nearby words

  1. unary operation,
  2. unashamed,
  3. unasked,
  4. unassailable,
  5. unassisted,
  6. unattached,
  7. unattainable,
  8. unattended,
  9. unattractive,
  10. unattributed

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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British Dictionary definitions for unassumingly

unassuming

/ (ˌʌnəˈsjuːmɪŋ) /

adjective

modest or unpretentious
Derived Formsunassumingly, adverbunassumingness, noun

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Word Origin and History for unassumingly

unassuming

adj.

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

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