Need another word that means the same as “unassuming”? Find 20 synonyms and 30 related words for “unassuming” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Unassuming” are: retiring, modest, self-effacing, humble, meek, mild, demure, restrained, reserved, withdrawn, reticent, diffident, shy, bashful, timid, timorous, shrinking, unconfident, insecure, unassertive
Unassuming as an Adjective
Definitions of "Unassuming" as an adjective
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “unassuming” as an adjective can have the following definitions:
- Not pretentious or arrogant; modest.
- Not arrogant or presuming.
Synonyms of "Unassuming" as an adjective (20 Words)
|bashful||Disposed to avoid notice blate is a Scottish term for bashful.|
I never laughed being bashful lowering my head I looked at the wall.
|demure||(of clothing) giving a modest appearance.|
A demure young lady.
|diffident||Showing modest reserve.|
A diffident youth.
|humble||Of low birth or station (`base’ is archaic in this sense.|
A humble cottage.
|insecure||Lacking in security or safety.|
A financially insecure period.
|meek||Evidencing little spirit or courage; overly submissive or compliant- Orville Prescott.|
A fine fiery blast against meek conformity.
|mild||Mild and pleasant.|
|modest||Free from pomp or affectation.|
A modest salary.
|reserved||Marked by self-restraint and reticence.|
A reserved seat.
The drawings with their restrained colours give a feeling of peace and contemplation.
|reticent||Cool and formal in manner.|
She was extremely reticent about her personal affairs.
|retiring||Shy and fond of being on one’s own.|
A gentle retiring person who avoided conflict.
|self-effacing||Reluctant to draw attention to yourself.|
|shrinking||Becoming smaller in size or amount.|
The shrinking market has provoked a massive price war.
Otters are very shy animals.
|timid||Lacking conviction or boldness or courage.|
Problems that call for bold not timid responses.
|timorous||Timid by nature or revealing timidity.|
In a timorous tone.
|unassertive||Inclined to timidity or lack of self-confidence.|
His bland and unassertive personal style.
|unconfident||Not confident; hesitant.|
The airmen were young but not unconfident.
|withdrawn||Withdrawn from society seeking solitude.|
When her husband died she became very withdrawn.
Usage Examples of "Unassuming" as an adjective
- He was an unassuming and kindly man.
- Unassuming to a fault, skeptical about the value of his work.
Associations of "Unassuming" (30 Words)
|amiable||Having or displaying a friendly and pleasant manner.|
The amiable young man greeted me enthusiastically.
|chivalrous||Courteous and gallant, especially towards women (typically used of a man or his behaviour.|
The concept of chivalrous combat.
|chivalry||Courteous behaviour, especially that of a man towards women.|
He still retained a sense of chivalry towards women.
|civility||The act of showing regard for others.|
I hope we can treat each other with civility and respect.
|comity||The mutual recognition by nations of the laws and customs of others.|
A show of public comity in the White House.
|condescendingly||With condescension; in a patronizing manner.|
He treats his secretary condescendingly.
|courteous||Characterized by courtesy and gracious good manners.|
She was courteous and obliging to all.
|courtesy||The showing of politeness in one’s attitude and behaviour towards others.|
A courtesy car.
It is more couth to hold your shrimp genteelly by the tail when eating.
|curtsy||Make a curtsy usually done only by girls and women as a sign of respect.|
She bobbed a curtsy to him.
A decent wage.
|decorous||In keeping with good taste and propriety; polite and restrained.|
Charlotte gave David a decorous kiss.
He had acted with the utmost decorum.
|etiquette||Rules governing socially acceptable behavior.|
The rules of etiquette are changing.
|gracious||(in Christian belief) showing divine grace.|
I am saved by God s gracious intervention on my behalf.
|honest||Marked by truth.|
Worked at an honest trade.
|humble||Cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of.|
He was humbled by his many ordeals.
|humility||A humble feeling.|
He needs the humility to accept that their way may be better.
|intermediate||A person at an intermediate level of knowledge or skill.|
Groups which intermediated between the individual and the state.
|merciful||(used conventionally of royalty and high nobility) gracious.|
William did not believe in being merciful to those who fought against him.
|mild||Humble in spirit or manner suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness.|
She looked at him in mild surprise.
|moderate||A person who holds moderate views especially in politics.|
Moderate in his demands.
|modest||Marked by simplicity; having a humble opinion of yourself.|
A modest flat in Fulham.
|polite||Not rude; marked by satisfactory (or especially minimal) adherence to social usages and sufficient but not noteworthy consideration for others.|
They thought she was wrong but were too polite to say so.
|respectful||Feeling or showing deference and respect.|
A respectful glance.
|respectfully||In a respectful manner.|
The butler bowed respectfully to them both.
|truthful||Conforming to truth.|
A truthful person.
|unbiased||Characterized by a lack of partiality.|
His assessment of the benefits and drawbacks was unbiased.
|unimpressive||Not capable of impressing.|
Her early academic record was unimpressive.
|unpretentious||Not attempting to impress others with an appearance of greater importance, talent, or culture than is actually possessed.|
An unpretentious country church.