unpretentious


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un·pre·ten·tious

 (ŭn′prĭ-tĕn′shəs)
adj.
1. Lacking pretension or affectation; modest: a talented but unpretentious musician; an unpretentious speech accepting the award.
2. Not elaborate, ornate, or ostentatious: an unpretentious bungalow. See Synonyms at plain.

un′pre·ten′tious·ly adv.
un′pre·ten′tious·ness n.

unpretentious

(ˌʌnprɪˈtɛnʃəs)
adj
not making claim to distinction or importance undeservedly
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unpretentious - lacking pretension or affectation; "an unpretentious country church"; "her quiet unpretentious demeanor"
plain - not elaborate or elaborated; simple; "plain food"; "stuck to the plain facts"; "a plain blue suit"; "a plain rectangular brick building"
tasteful - having or showing or conforming to good taste
pretentious - making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction; "a pretentious country house"; "a pretentious fraud"; "a pretentious scholarly edition"
2.unpretentious - not ostentatious; "his unostentatious office"; "unostentatious elegance"
3.unpretentious - exhibiting restrained good tasteunpretentious - exhibiting restrained good taste; "the room is pleasant and understated"
tasteful - having or showing or conforming to good taste

unpretentious

unpretentious

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

unpretentious

[ˈʌnprɪˈtenʃəs] ADJsin pretensiones, modesto

unpretentious

[ˌʌnprɪˈtɛnʃəs] adjsans prétention

unpretentious

adjschlicht, bescheiden; person, manner alsonatürlich; house, meal etc alsoeinfach; style, bookeinfach, nicht schwülstig

unpretentious

[ˌʌnprɪˈtɛnʃəs] adjsenza pretese
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