unimposing

adjective
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 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 Until the Ever Given showed up, the minarets of the unimposing mosques were the tallest structures around. New York Times, 27 Mar. 2021 Until the Ever Given showed up, the minarets of the unimposing mosques were the tallest structures around. Vivian Yee New York Times, Star Tribune, 27 Mar. 2021 Henin, an unimposing Belgian with a sweeping one-handed backhand, was quite a stylistic contrast with Williams and was at her best on clay, eventually winning three French Opens. Christopher Clarey, New York Times, 30 Sep. 2020 Associated Press Steve Dalkowski, a left-handed pitcher with an unimposing physique, spent nine seasons in the minor leagues without getting into a major league game. Richard Goldstein, New York Times, 11 Apr. 2020 Corrections department officials celebrated the donation in December by leading visitors on a tour of Jessup’s library, an unimposing, carpeted room with shelves that hold roughly 6,000 books. Washington Post, 16 Jan. 2020 Griffin carried an otherwise unimposing Pistons team into the playoffs last season. Dana Gauruder, Detroit Free Press, 19 Dec. 2019

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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 3 Aug. 2021.

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