unflashy

adjective

un·​flashy ˌən-ˈfla-shē How to pronounce unflashy (audio)
: not bright, ostentatious, or showy : not flashy
… her forthright and unflashy singing strives for the … veracity of soul music rather than histrionics.Mark Coleman

Examples of unflashy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lots of unflashy organic details make Peppered Pig stand out. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, 1 Mar. 2023 As the poster girl for ’90s minimalism, Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy’s jewellery collection was decidedly unflashy. Emily Chan, Vogue, 28 Nov. 2022 The bags were sturdy, unflashy and constant to an almost metaphorical degree. Louis Lucero Ii, New York Times, 19 Sep. 2022 In fact, the evening—low-key, highbrow, and decidedly unflashy—is much more in keeping with Casiraghi’s preferred modus operandi. Town & Country, 30 Nov. 2022 The film’s strong suit is its matter-of-fact fusion of the supernatural and the quotidian — that and its unflashy intimacy. Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 Oct. 2022 Over the weekend at a Venetian culinary event called Tastemakers, Wakuda was a quieter presence alongside other celebrity chefs, including Wolfgang Puck, but the unflashy demeanor fits with his success story. David Hochman, Forbes, 11 Oct. 2022 Allies of Starmer, however, defend his unflashy personality. Emily Ashton, Fortune, 25 Sep. 2022 The unflashy attention to period details by production designer Micaela Saiegh and costume designer Mónica Toschi serves the story well, never distracting from Strassera and the work at hand. Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter, 4 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unflashy was in 1870

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“Unflashy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unflashy. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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