unostentatious


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un·os·ten·ta·tious

 (ŭn-ŏs′tĕn-tā′shəs, -tən-)
adj.
Not ostentatious; unpretentious: an unostentatious office.

un·os′ten·ta′tious·ly adv.

unostentatious

(ˌʌnˌɒstənˈteɪʃəs)
adj
1. (of a thing) exhibiting restrained good taste
2. (of a person) not wanting to impress people with one's wealth or importance
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unostentatious - not ostentatious; "his unostentatious office"; "unostentatious elegance"
ostentatious, pretentious - intended to attract notice and impress others; "an ostentatious sable coat"
2.unostentatious - exhibiting restrained good tasteunostentatious - exhibiting restrained good taste; "the room is pleasant and understated"
tasteful - having or showing or conforming to good taste

unostentatious

adjective
Not elaborate or showy, as in appearance or style:
Translations

unostentatious

[ˈʌnˌɒstenˈteɪʃəs] ADJmodesto, sin ostentación

unostentatious

[ˌʌnɒstənˈteɪʃəs] adjmodesto/a, semplice
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But look at the godly, honest, unostentatious, hospitable, sociable, free-and-easy whaler
She might, in an unostentatious way, come to him again.
But Genoa's greatness has degenerated into an unostentatious commerce in velvets and silver filagree-work.
She looked capable of scathing wit and also of high but unostentatious nobility.
We looked around for the two young men who had done this thing, but they had left the house in an unostentatious manner immediately after the end of the song.
Pierre Joseph Genestas was an unostentatious kind of Bayard.
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The judgment and mind of the region reside in that solid, unostentatious society, where each man knows the resources of his neighbor, where complete indifference is shown to luxury and dress,--pleasures which are thought childish in comparison to that of obtaining ten or twelve acres of pasture land,--a purchase coveted for years, which has probably given rise to endless diplomatic combinations.
your strength comes in, the faith in your ability for the digging of unostentatious holes to bury the stuff in-- your power of devotion, not to yourself, but to an obscure, back-breaking business.
Accounts being wound up, and our professional connection disposed of, we both agreed that, as mammon was not our master, nor his service that in which we desired to spend our lives; as our desires were temperate, and our habits unostentatious, we had now abundance to live on--abundance to leave our boy; and should besides always have a balance on hand, which, properly managed by right sympathy and unselfish activity, might help philanthropy in her enterprises, and put solace into the hand of charity.
Their one hope, said he, was unostentatious flight from village to village till they reached civilization; and, for the hundredth time dissolved in tears, he demanded of the high stars why the Sahibs 'had beaten holy man'.
I am not now writing a treatise, but simply prefacing a somewhat peculiar narrative by observations very much at random; I will, therefore, take occasion to assert that the higher powers of the reflective intellect are more decidedly and more usefully tasked by the unostentatious game of draughts than by a the elaborate frivolity of chess.