unflashy

adjective
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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Examples of unflashy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To present him as someone who, though unflashy and a little stiff, helped rebuild New York City’s economy and restore its psyche after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Sarah Lyall, New York Times, "Mike Bloomberg’s Stealth Weapon," 2 Mar. 2020 Brie Larson as Stevenson’s assistant is unflashy and strong. Mark Kennedy, Detroit Free Press, "Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx shine in ‘Just Mercy’," 9 Jan. 2020 Brie Larson as Stevenson's assistant is unflashy and strong. NBC News, "Review: Jordan and Foxx shine in urgent drama 'Just Mercy'," 30 Dec. 2019 Mrs von der Leyen, a wonkish and unflashy type, cannot point to much of a mandate from the parliament. The Economist, "The new European Commission will be the most political yet," 5 Sep. 2019 Dosunmu is an unflashy, competitive lead guard who can make a positive impact on both ends of the floor without having to dominate the ball. Jeremy Woo, SI.com, "2020 NBA Draft Big Board: An Almost-Too-Early Ranking of Next Year's Class," 24 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of unflashy

1870, in the meaning defined above

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“Unflashy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unflashy. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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