American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Exhibiting no pretensions, boastfulness, or ostentation; modest.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not assuming; not bold or forward; not arrogant; modest; not forthputting; retiring.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Not assuming; not bold or forward; not arrogant or presuming; humble; modest; retiring.
- adj. not arrogant or presuming
- un- + assuming (Wiktionary)
“Along the way he meets many spiritual messengers, who come in unassuming forms such as a camel driver and a well-read Englishman.”
“I have to give them props for mindblowingly good and cheap vegetarian Indian tucked away in unassuming strip malls, Diddy Reese ice cream sandwiches, numerous restaurants specializing in Okonomiyaki (Japanese pancakes), and the tacos!!!”
“It is unassuming from the outside, but the food is fantastic (although a bit pricey).”
“Though the houses individually appear relatively unassuming from the outside, the complex as a whole is far from modest.”
“NO MATTER HOW hard you try you will never be able to grasp just how tiny, how spatially unassuming, is a proton.”
“The grass-blade rising from its sheath in unassuming perfection is more marvellous in its immanent beauty than the two-edged blade of a legendary angel sword.”
“Yet, when she stood in unassuming simplicity before us, playing with our children, or with girlish assiduity performing little kind offices for Idris, one wondered in what fair lineament of her pure loveliness, in what soft tone of her thrilling voice, so much of heroism, sagacity and active goodness resided.”
“Parks may have been "unassuming" -- this was praise back then -- but she became a tough-minded admirer of Malcolm X, and an outspoken critic of sexism within the movement itself.”
“Thieves can use these lists to call unassuming people and pose as collectors.”
“From the ground, an individual patch of deforested land seems deceptively benign and unassuming, which is perhaps what made clearing the land such an endemic practice.”
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