Definition of unimposing in US English:



  • Not imposing or impressive in appearance.

    • ‘The rather unimposing, bespectacled, owlish-looking cabinet officer thus gave President Wilson a strong hand at the peace table and achieved recognition as a successful secretary of war.’
    • ‘This could be good - unimposing singer blinds us all with his impossible talents.’
    • ‘The two leads are blandly unimposing and the direction is of the tried-and-tested school.’
    • ‘All around him were shadowy characters with unusual names, each appearing unimposing yet extremely confident and strong.’
    • ‘I live in an unimposing neighborhood on the skirts of Silicon Valley backed against the Santa Cruz Mountains.’
    • ‘However, I found the perennial Russian babushkas, old ladies who usually chat on the benches, and they pointed out the library, which is small and unimposing.’
    • ‘This, together with an unimposing camera, makes this movie both classic fiction and nearly documentary.’
    • ‘Bass lines that snake through each song with a consistent funk groove and relaxed, unimposing guitars hold together songs, which would otherwise drift into college band territory.’
    • ‘She has a quiet manner, a soft voice, looks smart, neat and yet very unimposing.’
    • ‘Initially, it is hard to imagine that this unimposing white guy, who appears not to have suffered an angry day in his life, could have much to offer this group.’
    • ‘Try him for his unimposing grasp of the music, his quiet, absolute authority, and the commitment he gets from the players in his orchestra, down to the last fiddler and the fourth flute.’
    • ‘Although it's not as lightweight as a dedicated pocket camera, its unimposing form factor means the little guy will certainly be a pocket away and close to the action.’
    • ‘He's six-foot-something but unimposing, his soft voice roughened by a rasp.’
    • ‘The bedroom was much like she was… quiet, shy, unimposing.’
    • ‘Actually there's a point of view that the visitor centre is on rather a homely and unimposing scale, and that as the years go by it will become more of a rarity amongst those that overawe their attractions.’
    • ‘The building itself is unimposing but possesses a simple beauty.’
    • ‘While these objects are seemingly simple in construction and unimposing in materials, Doris illuminated the many rich layers of meaning they encode.’
    • ‘A crock of wild-mushroom biryani (sealed with an unimposing pastry crust) worked fine as a side dish but was, frankly, a rip-off as an entrée on the $65 dinner menu.’
    • ‘In the end, I practically begged one of the planners to walk down the road with me and see just how discreet and unimposing this new building would be.’
    • ‘My father was a quiet, unimposing man who was not in fact afraid of anyone or anything.’
    unobtrusive, unnoticeable, unremarkable, unspectacular, unostentatious, undistinguished, unexceptional, modest, unassuming, discreet, hidden, concealed
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