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Definition of "unassuming" []

  • Exhibiting no pretensions, boastfulness, or ostentation; modest. (adjective)
  • Modest or unpretentious (adjective)

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Use "unassuming" in a sentence
  • "Along the way he meets many spiritual messengers, who come in unassuming forms such as a camel driver and a well-read Englishman."
  • "I have to give them props for mindblowingly good and cheap vegetarian Indian tucked away in unassuming strip malls, Diddy Reese ice cream sandwiches, numerous restaurants specializing in Okonomiyaki (Japanese pancakes), and the tacos!!!"
  • "It is unassuming from the outside, but the food is fantastic (although a bit pricey)."