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

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With its relatively unimposing length of 7,072 yards, Pebble Beach isn’t a venue where Koepka’s power will set him apart. Brian Costa, WSJ, "What to Watch For at the U.S. Open This Weekend," 15 June 2019 Continuing to pick on Schwartzman’s unimposing serve, Anderson broke for the sixth time to put himself up a break in the third set, and served for the match at 5-4. Ben Rothenberg, New York Times, "2018 French Open: Diego Schwartzman Stands Tall," 4 June 2018 Listed at 5-foot-11, 195 pounds, Jay cuts an unimposing figure. Nick Piecoro, azcentral, "Diamondbacks hoping for a boost from newcomer Jon Jay," 8 June 2018 Harvey Karp, the pediatrician, parenting expert and inventor-slash-entrepreneur, cuts an unimposing figure. Ruth Margalit, New York Times, "How Harvey Karp Turned Baby Sleep Into Big Business," 18 Apr. 2018 The computer itself is completely unimposing, looking like a metal tank suspended from the ceiling. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Quantum computing’s future is almost semi-here—are we ready for it?," 16 Mar. 2018 Dinwiddie is in a good spot to bounce back against an unimposing Hawks defense on Friday. Cory Hanley, SI.com, "NBA DFS Picks for January 12," 12 Jan. 2018 Leading off: the unimposing Austin Barnes, who is batting .238 in the postseason. Josh Peter, USA TODAY, "Justin Verlander can't quite put a ring on it as Dodgers outlast him in Game 6," 1 Nov. 2017 Schmuck: Everybody knows the troubles the Ravens have had throughout the offseason and into training camp, but the defense still looks very good and that should be enough to take advantage of a largely unimposing home schedule. Baltimore Sun Staff, baltimoresun.com, "Staff predictions for the NFL season," 8 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of unimposing

1809, in the meaning defined above

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