[ UK /ʌnɐsˈɜːtɪv/ ]
inclined to timidity or lack of self-confidence
a shy unassertive person
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