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unassuming

[uhn-uh-soo-ming] /ˌʌn əˈsu mɪŋ/
adjective
1.
modest; unpretentious.
Origin of unassuming
1720-1730
1720-30; un-1 + assuming
Related forms
unassumingly, adverb
unassumingness, noun
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  • "Good old Joe" we called him, because he was possessed of all the old-fashioned virtues, and unassumingly lived up to them.

    Tramping on Life Harry Kemp
  • That evening found Selwood, quietly and unassumingly attired, examining the purlieus of Soho.

    The Herapath Property J. S. Fletcher
  • He unassumingly disposed himself for a stay, examined the backs of several books, and acted altogether as if he were at home.

    The Song of Songs Hermann Sudermann
  • He goes along quietly and unassumingly, writes a couple of failures and then—bang!

    Nat Goodwin's Book Nat C. Goodwin
  • Unless you sat across the tea-table from him and now and then, while he quietly and unassumingly talked, met his eyes.

    Aurora the Magnificent Gertrude Hall
  • He is thoroughly dignified, and yet his manners are so unassumingly easy that one hardly notices them.

    The Mountains of Oregon William Gladstone Steel
  • These virtues he wore modestly and unassumingly as an accustomed garment.

    The Forest Stewart Edward White
British Dictionary definitions for unassumingly

unassuming

/ˌʌnəˈsjuːmɪŋ/
adjective
1.
modest or unpretentious
Derived Forms
unassumingly, adverb
unassumingness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unassumingly

unassuming

adj.

"unpretentious," 1726, from un- (1) "not" + infinitive of assume.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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