unassuming


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un·as·sum·ing

 (ŭn′ə-so͞o′mĭng)
adj.
Exhibiting no pretensions, boastfulness, or ostentation; modest.

un′as·sum′ing·ly adv.

unassuming

(ˌʌnəˈsjuːmɪŋ)
adj
modest or unpretentious
ˌunasˈsumingly adv
ˌunasˈsumingness n

un•as•sum•ing

(ˌʌn əˈsu mɪŋ)

adj.
modest; unpretentious.
[1720–30]
un`as•sum′ing•ly, adv.
un`as•sum′ing•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unassuming - not arrogant or presumingunassuming - not arrogant or presuming; "unassuming to a fault, skeptical about the value of his work"; "a shy retiring girl"
modest - marked by simplicity; having a humble opinion of yourself; "a modest apartment"; "too modest to wear his medals"

unassuming

unassuming

adjective
Not elaborate or showy, as in appearance or style:
Translations

unassuming

[ˈʌnəˈsjuːmɪŋ] ADJmodesto, sin pretensiones

unassuming

[ˌʌnəˈsjuːmɪŋ] adjsans prétention

unassuming

adjbescheiden

unassuming

[ˌʌnəˈsjuːmɪŋ] adjmodesto/a, senza pretese
References in classic literature ?
At the same time he feels his mastery, and is abjectly grateful to him in his own simple love of the good for his patronage of the unassuming virtues.
It takes two noble Earls and a Viscount, combined, to inform Nicodemus Boffin, Esquire, in an equally flattering manner, that an estimable lady in the West of England has offered to present a purse containing twenty pounds, to the Society for Granting Annuities to Unassuming Members of the Middle Classes, if twenty individuals will previously present purses of one hundred pounds each.
They had a low and unassuming aspect from this upland, though as approached on the other side from Blackmoor in her childhood they were as lofty bastions against the sky.
His flamboyance was extinguished; and in neat, commonplace, shabby clothes he hurried, a subdued, unassuming little man, through the departments as though anxious to escape notice.
Now, when the income was shrunk to $20, the letters of "Dillingham" looked blurred, as though they were thinking seriously of contracting to a modest and unassuming D.
de Barral was an equable, unassuming woman, at that time with a fund of simple gaiety, and with no ambitions; but, woman-like, she longed for change and for something interesting to happen now and then.
Father Mapple rose, and in a mild voice of unassuming authority ordered the scattered people to condense.
The housekeeper -- dressed to perfection, as usual, in a quiet, lavender-colored summer gown, a black mantilla, an unassuming straw bonnet, and a crisp blue veil -- escorted her invalid master with the tenderest attention; sometimes directing his notice respectfully to the various objects of the sea view; sometimes bending her head in graceful acknowledgment of the courtesy of passing strangers on the Parade, who stepped aside to let the invalid pass by.
To this the page replied, "As to Senor Sancho Panza's being a governor there is no doubt whatever; but whether it is an island or not that he governs, with that I have nothing to do; suffice it that it is a town of more than a thousand inhabitants; with regard to the acorns I may tell you my lady the duchess is so unpretending and unassuming that, not to speak of sending to beg for acorns from a peasant woman, she has been known to send to ask for the loan of a comb from one of her neighbours; for I would have your worships know that the ladies of Aragon, though they are just as illustrious, are not so punctilious and haughty as the Castilian ladies; they treat people with greater familiarity.
The guests found her sweet and unassuming, laughing, vivacious and a never exhausted storehouse of quaint and interesting jungle lore.
She is fourteen years old, light- haired, blue-eyed, unassuming and pretty.
I thought it desirable to be at once unassuming and Welsh in the selection of a traveling name; and therefore considered John Jones calculated to fit me, in my present emergency, to a hair.