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[ US /ˌənpɹiˈtɛnʃəs/ ]
[ UK /ʌnpɹɪtˈɛnʃəs/ ]
  1. not ostentatious
    his unostentatious office
    unostentatious elegance
  2. exhibiting restrained good taste
    the room is pleasant and understated
  3. lacking pretension or affectation
    an unpretentious country church
    her quiet unpretentious demeanor
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How To Use unpretentious In A Sentence

  • Many of the pictures and symbols were helpful to the Democrats 'cause: a family that clearly was from the real America -- Wallace and Bobby, his parents; a wife, Elizabeth, who looks like the kind of unpretentious person who doesn't mind celebrating her anniversary at Wendy's; a demure daughter and two towheaded tots. Digital Dispatches
  • The food is gutsy and unpretentious, and recipes such as squid stuffed with raisins and pine kernels, or polenta and Seville orange cake, certainly do it for me.
  • The Dodgers were “dem Bums,” the “daffiness boys,” the unpretentious clowns, whose fans were seen as scruffy bluecollar workers who spoke with bad diction. Wait Till Next Year
  • A sober brick building, unpretentious in scale and design, lies modestly low among lawns at the end of a road with playing fields on either side.
  • It's a low budget affair and so the hotel was unpretentious and homely and cheap.
  • Welcome to Wine Country Yacht Charters, Napa County's most unpretentious place to relax and drink wine.
  • The desserts range from the unpretentious — an ice cream sundae or sorbet — to the splendacious — caramel panna cotta, hazelnut Anglaise, or two kinds of crepes.
  • Stack's taste and style were admirable yet always unpretentious, with no trace of affectation or competitiveness. Times, Sunday Times
  • Offering a wide variety of flexible, unpretentious, gutsy food with modest bills, it's affordable and fun.
  • The bridge design is unpretentious. It consists simply of two steel towers supporting a lift span.
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