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Pronunciation: [ʌnɐsˈuːmɪŋ] (IPA)

Unassuming is a word that usually describes someone who is modest, humble, and not overly confident or showy. Some synonyms for unassuming include reserved, shy, retiring, demure, meek, unpretentious, and unostentatious. Reserved indicates a quiet and often cautious demeanor. Shy suggests someone who is easily embarrassed or reluctant to speak up. Retiring implies a preference for solitude and a lack of desire for attention. Demure suggests a coyness or propriety. Meek implies a lack of assertiveness or confidence. Unpretentious conveys modesty without any showy or extravagant behavior. Unostentatious suggests simplicity and a lack of pretense.

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Unassuming is a word used to describe someone who is humble, modest, and doesn't draw attention to themselves. The opposite of unassuming is pretentious, which refers to people who are arrogant or showy. Another antonym for unassuming is showy, which means flashy, bold or flamboyant. Confident can be used to describe someone who is assertive and self-assured while presumptuous describes someone who is excessively bold or self-assured. Other antonyms for unassuming include boisterous, extroverted, brash, and ostentatious. Each of these words denotes a personality that is the opposite of unassuming, which is quiet, unobtrusive and unassuming.

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Usage examples for Unassuming

His conversation, his universal knowledge, and the unassuming way in which he displayed it, confirmed us in our first impressions, and at the end of the three weeks, which we passed together in Rome, we were united in as firm a friendship as ever existed between men of such different ages.
"The Dead Lake and Other Tales"
Paul Heyse
The work she had undertaken was certainly not what she had expected to do when she came to Canada, and she smiled as she remembered the indignation her mother had expressed concerning it in her last letter; but her duties were not unpleasant, and she was growing fond of the unassuming but very sensible people with whom she dwelt.
"A Prairie Courtship"
Harold Bindloss
We had him to tea the other day and really he seemed quite a nice unassuming fellow-" "Oh!
Hugh Walpole

Famous quotes with Unassuming

  • The unassuming youth seeking instruction with humility gains good fortune.
    Joseph Addison
  • He was a top man and a good professional. He was one of those who you know will never play a trick and you can ask him to do anything for you and he will. An unassuming man and a great loss to us all.
    Geoffrey Boycott
  • Whenever I meet people who seem really sweet and unassuming, I kind of wonder about them.
    Heather Graham
  • When the conduct of men is designed to be influenced, persuasion, kind unassuming persuasion, should ever be adopted. It is an old and true maxim that 'a drop of honey catches more flies than a gallon of gall.' So with men. If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend. Therein is a drop of honey that catches his heart, which, say what he will, is the great highroad to his reason, and which, once gained, you will find but little trouble in convincing him of the justice of your cause, if indeed that cause is really a good one.
    Abraham Lincoln
  • I like the copious, shapeless, warm, not so very clever, but extremely easy and rather coarse aspect of things; the talk of men in clubs and public-houses; of miners half naked in drawers — the forthright, perfectly unassuming, and without end in view except dinner, love, money and getting along tolerably; that which is without great hopes, ideals, or anything of that kind; what is unassuming except to make a tolerably, good job of it. I like all that.
    Virginia Woolf

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