unflamboyant

adjective

un·​flam·​boy·​ant ˌən-flam-ˈbȯi-ənt How to pronounce unflamboyant (audio)
: not showy or ostentatious : not flamboyant
a modest, unflamboyant style of dress
unflamboyantly adverb

Examples of unflamboyant in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unflamboyant was circa 1934

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“Unflamboyant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unflamboyant. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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