unshowy

unshowy

(ʌnˈʃəʊɪ)
adj, -ier or -iest
not showy
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It is true that the foreign educated- self-consciously unshowy lad son of second most powerful man in PTI - failed to build any narrative or brand during his political campaign despite his all bragging and desperate moves.
Her show is full of such unshowy, quietly stunning images that halt you in your tracks, none more so than collages dealing with domestic violence in San Francisco and Britain's Black Country, some taken from the notes men left their wives threatening to rearrange their faces or bring them "to heaven with them.
And at the front, in his unshowy way, Chauhan is shaping their response: moving it forward, building Brahms's long, soaring phrases into something bigger than the sum of their parts.
Nolan's unshowy humanism does credit to himself, and to his subject.
While I doubt if the ECHO arena has hosted a holder of the Nobel Prize for Literature before, it often felt as if the unshowy, subtle, and sophisticated nature of these songs would have worked better in a more intimate setting.
The 'Ash Splash' onehanded touchdown manoeuvre was harmless enough, but it sat uncomfortably in rugby union's unshowy culture.
Opening track Cold Little Heart, for instance, which begins with dense strings and a choir, over which Michael lets rip his adolescent axe-hero dreams with Dave Gilmour-esque guitar; it's unlikely coming from him, given his homespun, unshowy debut, and an absolute thrill-ride.
In a clear attempt to draw contrasts with his main rival Home Secretary Theresa May - who on Thursday portrayed herself as an unshowy politician who would "get the job done" - Mr Gove said the challenges facing Britain required "not just a cool head, but a heart burning with the desire for change.
In a clear attempt to draw contrasts with rival Mrs May - who on Thursday portrayed herself as an unshowy politician who would "get the job done" - the Cabinet minister said the challenges facing Britain required "not just a cool head, but a heart burning with the desire for change.
The nation took Victoria to their hearts because she remained resolutely unshowy - repeatedly shunning the title of national treasure.
Lafosse's gift for sustained emotional tension and moral ambiguity serves him well in this impressive if unshowy entree into big-canvas filmmaking, though its tough subject matter and lack of easy entry points signify a difficult commercial road ahead.