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Below you will find the definition of unassuming, followed by 39 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - not arrogant or presuming
EXAMPLES - Unassuming in a Sentence
- The restaurant is kind of unassuming on the outside. (source)
- Fleming is a very kind of unassuming guy, wonderful in pictures. (source)
- Of course, Vlad took "unassuming" and turned it into invisibility. (source)
- She was like a-- sort of a, you know, kind of unassuming and scared. (source)
- Yet through this unassuming brew, I have tasted her cooking all my life. (source)
- She had the kind of unassuming confidence that made bullying unnecessary. (source)
- Thieves can use these lists to call unassuming people and pose as collectors. (source)
- Smell, of course, is subjective; what is odorous to one is unassuming to another. (source)
- It is unassuming from the outside, but the food is fantastic (although a bit pricey). (source)
- These lists can fall into the wrong hands and thieves call unassuming people to collect. (source)
- We spent $75.00 on a side order of Bahian rice and beans in an unassuming restaurant in Espelho. (source)
- She was partly attracted to the home by its " unassuming " facade combined with a modern interior. (source)
- After watching the clip, "unassuming" isn't the first adjective that comes to mind when describing Kelly. (source)
- NO MATTER HOW hard you try you will never be able to grasp just how tiny, how spatially unassuming, is a proton. (source)
- Though the houses individually appear relatively unassuming from the outside, the complex as a whole is far from modest. (source)
- Harp describes junior guard Pat Harrington as unassuming, which is a term that can probably be used for most of the team. (source)
- Along the way he meets many spiritual messengers, who come in unassuming forms such as a camel driver and a well-read Englishman. (source)
- Fleming was a very reticent Scottish professor, very kind of unassuming guy at St. Mary ` s Hospital, a private hospital in London. (source)
- Chapter 5 and His Holiness's unassuming example of what it is to vanquish the self are a uniquely inspiring and compelling combination. (source)
- She is, to me, a perfect example of exactly what I love about country music--honest, unassuming, friendly, welcoming, and just plain good to enjoy. (source)
- Cartago reminded him of a cornerstore Hispanic, the kind of unassuming businessman who would walk ten miles on an ice-cold morning to avoid trouble. (source)
- All it did was burst my bubble of ignorance about drug related violence, and all the other manslaughter that occurs here right under my unassuming nose. (source)
- Already, you can imagine the adulation from the stands and the polite, unassuming little wave from a man not really comfortable with all the flashing bulbs. (source)
- She looks like an exact cross between Amy Adams and Jenna Fischer - the kind of unassuming face that resonates in the "US Weekly" era of Lohan and Kardashian. (source)
- At 57 years old, Mr. Deitch is a man whose reserved and unassuming demeanor belies a penchant for showmanship and an enthusiasm for creating chaotic situations. (source)
- I can almost say there are two Morelias -- one is the colonial center, which looks unassuming until you actually go inside some of the stores, restaurants and hotels. (source)
- 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. (source)
- 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. (source)
- The Stations of the Cross are Roman numerals formed from crucifixion-style nails (they look like railroad spikes); the altar's ornaments are modern lines and shapes, all unassuming. (source)
- Continue south on that 2-lane coast road a few miles down to Santa Cruz and Platanitos, both small unassuming villages less about beaches and more about an unspoiled 'real' Mexican scene. (source)
- This cannot simply be an accident of random chance, as it clearly reflects a hidden military-industrial agenda to corrupt and co-opt not only our minds but, indeed, the unassuming concept of surge. (source)
- Amid all the starpower assembled in the White House Rose Garden on a crystalline afternoon last May, the unassuming gray-haired woman who sat beaming in a prime first-row seat went largely unnoticed. (source)
- Our hero -- "an overweight, pasty, plain, and unassuming non-presence" -- figures out that 9/11 was an inside job carried out by an unsuccessful 1976 presidential candidate and a bunch of backwoods racist loons. (source)
- But it imparts a remarkable incorruptibility to English life; it conserves vitality by suppressing all extremes, and it implants everywhere a kind of unassuming stoicism and respect for the rules of the great game -- Life. (source)
- It's this unassuming charm the undiva diva that makes her impervious to the occasional lukewarm review, as well as approachable and open to new things, such as her first indie-rock album, "Dark Hope," to be released June 8. (source)
- 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!!! (source)
- "We experienced a tsunami around us, and we were a stable island in the middle of it," says Bettinger, who works out of a 17th-floor office in Schwab's downtown San Francisco headquarters that is unassuming, save for the monster Bay Bridge view shimmering through the windows. (source)
- 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. (source)
- Laugh, we did, at the irony of it all: the wild saltiness of the evening, presented by the kind of unassuming guy who (one of my colleagues considered) probably carries his baby in a Snugli, makes furious love to his wife as if every time is the first time, and then transfers those earthy and provocative passions to something that Americans -- myself included -- take for granted every day of our lives. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 39 example sentences provided below is 49.0, which suggests that "unassuming" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 21 synonyms for unassuming.
backward, bashful, diffident, humble, lowly, meek, modest, mousy, plain, prim, quiet, reserved, retiring, self-effacing, simple, unambitious, unassertive, unobtrusive, unostentatious, unpretending, unpretentious
We have 11 antonyms for unassuming.
bold, brave, conceited, confident, egotistical, flaunting, immodest, obtrusive, presumptuous, pretentious, proud
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of unassuming from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Exhibiting no pretensions, boastfulness, or ostentation; modest.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) modest and having no pretensions or ostentation
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Not assuming; not bold or forward; not arrogant or presuming; humble; modest; retiring
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Not assuming; not bold or forward; not arrogant; modest; not forthputting; retiring.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) not arrogant or presuming