unpretentious
I adjective artless, humble, inadfectatus, informal, matter of fact, meek, modest, modicus, natural, plain, quiet, retiring, simple, simplex, unaffected, unassuming, undistinguished, unelaborate, unobtrusive, unostentatious, without airs II index bona fide, diffident, direct (forthright), genuine, honest, inconspicuous, simple, unaffected (sincere)

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  • unpretentious — 1859, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + PRETENTIOUS (Cf. pretentious). Related: Unpretentiously; unpretentiousness …   Etymology dictionary

  • unpretentious — *plain, homely, simple Analogous words: *natural, unsophisticated, simple, ingenuous, unaffected: unassuming (see corresponding affirmative verb at ASSUME) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • unpretentious — [adj] simple, honest discreet, down, down home*, easy going, folksy*, free spirited, homey*, humble, inelaborate, laid back*, lowly, modest, plain, prosaic, straightforward, unaffected, unambitious, unassuming, unbeautified, uncomplex,… …   New thesaurus

  • unpretentious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not pretentious; modest. DERIVATIVES unpretentiously adverb unpretentiousness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • unpretentious — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • unpretentious — [[t]ʌ̱nprɪte̱nʃəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED (approval) If you describe a place, person, or thing as unpretentious, you approve of them because they are simple in appearance or character, rather than sophisticated or luxurious. The Tides Inn is both… …   English dictionary

  • unpretentious — adjective Date: 1859 free from ostentation, elegance, or affectation ; modest < unpretentious homes > < an unpretentious celebrity > • unpretentiously adverb • unpretentiousness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • unpretentious — unpretentiously, adv. unpretentiousness, n. /un pri ten sheuhs/, adj. not pretentious; modest; without ostentatious display; plain: his unpretentious demeanor; an unpretentious summer resort. [1855 60; UN 1 + PRETENTIOUS] Syn. humble,… …   Universalium

  • unpretentious — un|pre|ten|tious [ˌʌnprıˈtenʃəs] adj not trying to seem better, more important etc than you really are use this to show approval ▪ an unpretentious hotel ▪ an unpretentious woman …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • unpretentious — un|pre|ten|tious [ ,ʌnprı tenʃəs ] adjective not trying to impress people with money, style, intelligence, importance, etc. This word shows that you approve of this quality: The hotel has a comfortable but unpretentious interior. Despite his… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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