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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.
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Noun1.unpretentiousness - the quality of being natural and without pretensionsunpretentiousness - the quality of being natural and without pretensions
naturalness - the quality of being natural or based on natural principles; "he accepted the naturalness of death"; "the spontaneous naturalness of his manner"
pretentiousness, pretension, largeness - the quality of being pretentious (behaving or speaking in such a manner as to create a false appearance of great importance or worth)


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I got an award from President of Pakistan and I am very grateful to Allah for it all" he puts it in his charming unpretentiousness.
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The unfinished style of the ceiling and the empty paint cans on the tables and the colourful old wooden chairs add a charm and unpretentiousness to the place.
Guest musicians invited to contribute include Florence Welch and Beck, who add to a feeling of unpretentiousness and core self.
His unpretentiousness was distinct from the confidence exhibited by the progressives.
A My favourite artist LS Lowry, who is a genius in my opinion, the honesty and unpretentiousness in his paintings are so inspiring, something that I can only strive to emulate.
The ideals of humility and unpretentiousness, qualities that also emanate from her sculptures and paintings, (7) are clearly present in her letters to Pratesi, even in the manner in which she perceives and writes about her own artistic and literary limitations.
There's its unpretentiousness, its fun handling and affordable asking price, and also the low running costs, strong safety provision and low emissions.
And yet, because of the unpretentiousness of the object, it tells about real life.
While Ford's interior materials have improved, they still convey a sense of unpretentiousness - or chintz, take your pick.
Eventually it is Lala's unpretentiousness that cements her relationship with Wang Wai.
Combining fine dining with unpretentiousness, the restaurant's favourites include mussels, paella, lamb with couscous and Belgian beers.