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synonyms for unassuming

  • diffident
  • humble
  • meek
  • modest
  • quiet
  • self-effacing
  • unobtrusive
  • unpretentious
  • backward
  • bashful
  • lowly
  • mousy
  • plain
  • prim
  • reserved
  • retiring
  • simple
  • unambitious
  • unassertive
  • unostentatious
  • unpretending
See also synonyms for: unassumingly / unassumingness
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antonyms for unassuming

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  • bold
  • brave
  • conceited
  • egotistical
  • flaunting
  • immodest
  • obtrusive
  • pretentious
  • proud
  • confident
  • presumptuous
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How to use unassuming in a sentence

You can say that you know how unassuming she is, but that you and your sisters and the grandchildren would enjoy the celebration, and you know it would mean a lot to your father.
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If you’re looking for a warehouse vibe that’s striking yet unassuming, you may love this option’s metal body and base, as well as its USB ports for charging your phone.
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It’s simple and unassuming, and while the design is plain, you can opt to add color or other art to customize the thick, durable paper.
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The rod supports up to 22 pounds, the bottom shelf can hold 13, and each side shelf can hold 6, making this item a surprisingly sturdy yet unassuming piece of furniture that blends right into any space.
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He was also one of the most genuinely friendly and unassuming people I’ve ever met.
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That is the only point in which one sees Liszt's sense of his own greatness; otherwise his manner is remarkably unassuming.
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This Captain Kirton was really the best of the Kirton bunch: a quiet, unassuming young man, somewhat delicate in health.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
Father Boardman—an active, unassuming sort of gentleman—has been at the church for about a year.
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It is a very humble, plain-looking edifice externally; and internally it is equally unassuming.
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Are they so hugely interested in the performances of my unassuming penna?
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WORDS RELATED TO UNASSUMING

  • backward
  • bashful
  • blushing
  • close
  • coy
  • decorous
  • diffident
  • earnest
  • humble
  • modest
  • nice
  • prim
  • prissy
  • proper
  • prudish
  • reticent
  • retiring
  • sedate
  • serious
  • shy
  • silent
  • skittish
  • sober
  • solemn
  • staid
  • strait-laced
  • timid
  • unassertive
  • unassuming
  • unassured
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.