What does the word unassuming mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Making no pretensions; modest.

Usage examples for unassuming

  1. Nevertheless, on her way home she thought with maternal anxiety of her two boys; but the nearer she approached the unassuming quarter of the city where she lived the more vividly she felt that she did not belong there, but in the part of Brussels whence she came. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. Quiet and unassuming, small of stature and with a kind word for every one, he was a universal favorite among the better class of citizens. – Hopalong Cassidy's Rustler Round-Up Bar-20 by Clarence Edward Mulford
  3. He is sincere and unassuming, so calm, with no heroic bluster about him. – An Anarchist Woman by Hutchins Hapgood