a. modest; not bold or forward; not arrogant
He is so unassuming that some people fail to realize how great a man he really is.
Sentence in Classic:
Yet, having already made his fortune in his own mind, he was so unassuming with it that I felt quite grateful to him for not being puffed up.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
She was less handsome than her brother; but there was sense and good humour in her face, and her manners were perfectly unassuming and gentle.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen Context
Father Mapple rose, and in a mild voice of unassuming authority ordered the scattered people to condense.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context