unflamboyant

unflamboyant

(ˌʌnflæmˈbɔɪənt)
adj
not flamboyant
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In fact, from the moment she opened the door, she was relaxed, down-to-earth, almost self-effacing--as suggested by her own pointedly unflamboyant choice of clothing, dressed head to toe in black, with Neil Barrett leather leggings and a Reed Krakoff knit sweater.
With his direct, consciously unflamboyant style, Vazquez is a remarkable talent whose writing may reshape the whole landscape of Spanish-language crime writing.
Comfortably coupling that historic charm is an effortlessly trendy vibe and modern sophistication that exudes from the city's up-and-coming design scene and its people - friendly and patriotic, but in a quiet, unflamboyant way, Slovenes are the best ambassadors of their nation's many attractions.
Contrasting "the indecorous flashiness of Charles" to Milton's disciplined, unflamboyant prose in Eikonoklastes, they claim that Milton's answer to Eikon Basilike was "powerfully persuasive, reminding [his targeted audience] of the ceremonialism and repressiveness of the Caroline church" (226-27).
Robespierre (like Lenin, he is always known merely by his surname) was the intellectual father of the French Terror yet he was 'meticulously unflamboyant' with weak eyes and a colourless life.
Mike Mathews earns his hisses as the wicked Sheriff and Alan Humphries is an efficient, unflamboyant Nurse Molly Coddle.
This is a squad at ease with itself, governed by a leader who is as meticulous as he is unflamboyant, a good old-fashioned company boy who has worked his way up the Swedish coaching ladder at an unremarkable pace.
Deliberately unflamboyant, conveying on the surface a weary pessimism, all three stanzas of this six-line poem speak of small, almost invisible satisfactions, all the more memorable for being so tentative: For all those people like us who are downright upright and have been for years now right up against we know not what might yet one remarked when all went quiet by the plate rack and ruin called the tune rejoice.
The secret lay in his platform-manner, unflamboyant, self-contained (what an example to flashier world stars), barely encouraging applause but instead presenting himself as a vessel through which the music could flow.
His gravestone is simple, unflamboyant and entirely in accord with the quiet tastes of the permanently Quaker and Wesleyan townsfolk.
The A4 interior is still totally unflamboyant, thankfully, although it is a little cheerier than older Audis.
The A4 interior is still totally unflamboyant, thankfully although it is a little cheerier than older Audis.