[ UK /ʌnɐsˈɜːtɪv/ ]
  1. inclined to timidity or lack of self-confidence
    a shy unassertive person
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How To Use unassertive In A Sentence

  • a shy unassertive person
  • The taste of blood is unassertive, like that of liver, so all blood puddings depend on additional flavourings for their particular character.
  • If she speaks unassertively, she appears to intrude in an ‘inappropriate’ style.
  • Temperament is in the eye of the voter. Is one response evidence of composure and self-possession — or of being too laid-back and unassertive?
  • Is your boss unassertive because she is job insecure and doesn't want to rock the proverbial boat? Times, Sunday Times
  • Extroverts tend to be more optimistic, positive, energetic and confident when compared with introverts, who are likely to be more passive, reserved, compliant, unassertive and unadventurous.
  • Dr. Todt was one of the very few modest, unassertive personalities in the government.
  • Though Ruth Wilcox is often unassertive and seemingly reduced to subaltern status, she nevertheless exerts a subtle authority over her family, even over the obtuse Henry and the brutal Charles.
  • He was introspective yet endearing, single-minded yet unassertive.
  • In the most passive, unassertive way imaginable he breaks up with his girlfriend. Times, Sunday Times
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