Definition of unassuming in English:



  • Not pretentious or arrogant; modest.

    ‘he was an unassuming and kindly man’
    • ‘Her modest and unassuming manner is admirable and in a way is one of the reasons why the volunteers go out of their way to help.’
    • ‘By producing his autobiography, modest, unassuming Tom hopes he has scored a point.’
    • ‘He was not a tall man nor heavily muscled, and his clothes were simple and unassuming.’
    • ‘Despite his many achievements he remained humble and unassuming with a good sense of humour.’
    • ‘In his modest, unassuming way, he prefers to let his students do the talking for him.’
    • ‘Known for his humble and unassuming style he often wears his customary hooded brown robe and sandals.’
    • ‘Filmmakers that have done that in the past in a very unassuming and humble way inspire me the most.’
    • ‘A quiet and unassuming man his untimely death was occasioned by much sadness.’
    • ‘As for Ken Morrison, I have twice fleetingly met him and found him to be a modest and unassuming person.’
    • ‘A gentle, unassuming film, Marion Bridge will likely surprise many viewers.’
    • ‘He is an unassuming man, devoid of arrogance, a few years too old to be called a prodigy.’
    • ‘A humble and unassuming man, he might have been embarrassed by his obituary accolades.’
    • ‘I have to say that he was a thoroughly nice bloke, genuinely modest and unassuming.’
    • ‘He was a quiet unassuming man with simple tastes and was dedicated to his greyhounds and track.’
    • ‘Jimmy had another bestseller on his list and such an unassuming and modest person deserved it.’
    • ‘He was a shy child and a modest, unassuming man who valued friendships.’
    • ‘The invitation to the occasion is so unassuming, giving it a personal touch.’
    • ‘She was modest and unassuming and an eloquent speaker on social and literary matters.’
    • ‘His presence is always so welcome and especially his warm, genuine and unassuming manner.’
    • ‘This unassuming film has reservoirs of riches that have transfixed me three times now.’
    modest, self-effacing, humble, meek, mild, retiring, demure, restrained, reserved, withdrawn, reticent, diffident, shy, bashful, timid, timorous, shrinking, unconfident, insecure, unassertive
    unobtrusive, unostentatious, unpretentious, unaffected, natural, genuine, simple, artless, ingenuous
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