Definition of unassuming
: not assuming : modest an unassuming librarian an unassuming manner an unassuming neighborhood
Examples of unassuming in a Sentence
He's just an unassuming guy.
They lived in an unassuming home.
Recent Examples of unassuming from the Web
The unassuming Cubs closer switched from 22 to 17 for the 2014 season after his stepbrother, Dustin Huguley, died unexpectedly of a genetic heart defect Aug. 3, 2013.
The bracts in some cases are thought to lead pollinators to the rather unassuming flower, like airport runway lights.
Their unassuming nature is also why chameleons are less of a priority for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which is more concerned with managing the state's 63 other non-native reptile and amphibian species.
Since 1980, this unassuming practitioner of the pose/click arts has worked with one of a half-dozen or so of the big, boxy 20x24 cameras handmade by the company’s founder, Edwin H. Land.
The lab’s owners—Dr. John Piazza and his wife, Susan Piazza, who also own the NY Chiropractic & Physical Therapy office in another white unassuming house next door—treat them like family.
On Oct. 5, 1986, Sandinistas in Nicaragua shot down a cargo plane, which bore an unassuming transport-company name but was found to contain 60 Kalashnikov rifles, tens of thousands of cartridges and other gear.
Unassuming salesman Arnold was an unlikely candidate to become embroiled in such a controversy.
An unassuming but competitive 40-year-old, Hassabis is regarded as the Merlin who will likely help conjure our A.I. children.
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First Known Use of unassuming
UNASSUMING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of unassuming for English Language Learners
: not having or showing a desire to be noticed, praised, etc.
UNASSUMING Defined for Kids
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