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unpretentious

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adjective un·pre·ten·tious \-ˈten(t)-shəs\

Simple Definition of unpretentious

  • : not having or showing the unpleasant quality of people who want to be regarded as more impressive, successful, or important than they really are : not pretentious

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of unpretentious

  1. :  free from ostentation, elegance, or affectation :  modest <unpretentious homes> <an unpretentious celebrity>

unpretentiously

adverb

unpretentiousness

noun

Examples of unpretentious in a sentence

  1. a casual and unpretentious restaurant

  2. <a simple and unpretentious account about growing up in the rural South>



1859

First Known Use of unpretentious

1859



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