un·​im·​pos·​ing | \ ˌən-im-ˈpō-ziŋ How to pronounce unimposing (audio) \

Definition of unimposing

: not large or impressive : not imposing a physically unimposing man

Examples of unimposing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And the story of his fandom illustrates an important point about New York City's favorite super-powered wall-crawler: The appeal of the character long ago transcended its original iteration as a white, unimposing, orphaned teenager. Aaron Morrison, ajc, 9 Aug. 2022 While outwardly unimposing, his writings were dark. Anthony Venditti, CBS News, 21 Apr. 2022 For a powerful politician in Latin America, Juan Orlando Hernández is an unimposing figure. Jon Lee Anderson, The New Yorker, 8 Nov. 2021 The agreement with Rodgers all but ensured the Packers a fourth consecutive first-place finish in the unimposing NFC North. Tom Krasovic, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Mar. 2022 Her presence has been described as gentle, quiet and unimposing. New York Times, 8 Dec. 2021 The house where Rauch and Loy have lived for the past twenty years is large but unimposing, situated on the southern outskirts of Leipzig. Thomas Meaney, The New Yorker, 27 Sep. 2021 Flower and pre-roll sales make up more than 50% of their sales, but Yapp said the company saw edibles — food products that contain cannabis — flying off the shelves during the pandemic, as newbies sought an unimposing way to get high. oregonlive, 1 Apr. 2021 Until the Ever Given showed up, the minarets of the unimposing mosques were the tallest structures around. BostonGlobe.com, 27 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of unimposing

1809, in the meaning defined above

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“Unimposing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unimposing. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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