un·​flashy | \ ˌən-ˈfla-shē How to pronounce unflashy (audio) \

Definition of unflashy

: not bright, ostentatious, or showy : not flashy … her forthright and unflashy singing strives for the … veracity of soul music rather than histrionics.— Mark Coleman

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There’s an intuitive yet unflashy quality to his game on both sides of the ball that’s extremely appealing, and his size and developing handle profile nicely as an off-guard and secondary playmaker. Michael Shapiro, SI.com, "2019 NBA Draft Grades: No. 6 Pick Jarrett Culver Reportedly Headed to Timberwolves," 20 June 2019 But the unflashy fare (a safe, small dinner menu of salads, flatbreads, paninis and different types of hummus) was pleasant enough on a recent evening. Anna Caplan, star-telegram, "The food doesn't yet live up to the Perch's pretty promise of a view," 14 June 2018 The only cars still rarely seen are Subarus and Volvos — the unflashy favorites of the urbane upper middle class. Todd C. Frankel, chicagotribune.com, "Riding with the repo man: as auto loan defaults rise, car repossessions skyrocket," 16 May 2018 In his own unflashy way, Green by the end of the 1960s was doing a lot to explode the divisions that the recording industry had helped to establish in the landscape of black music. New York Times, "The Playlist: Prince’s Own ‘Nothing Compares 2 U,’ and 12 More New Songs," 20 Apr. 2018 The unforced, unflashy intimacy and immediacy of a production like this one is close to my heart, and no company in America supplies it more regularly and consistently. Terry Teachout, WSJ, "‘The Seafarer’ Review: Men Without Women," 19 Apr. 2018 Long known as unflashy arbiters of budgets and boundaries, some city and suburban school boards are shedding their stodgy reputation and staking out ardent positions on political and social issues. Washington Post, "School boards increasingly embrace the ABCs of social activism," 17 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of unflashy

1870, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unflashy was in 1870

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