un·​fussy | \ ˌən-ˈfə-sē How to pronounce unfussy (audio) \

Definition of unfussy

: not fussy: such as
a : not particular : unconcerned
b : not cluttered with pretentious or nonessential matters : uncomplicated unfussy designs

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Other Words from unfussy

unfussily \ ˌən-​ˈfə-​sə-​lē How to pronounce unfussily (audio) \ adverb

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The house now has an easy polish befitting its unfussy owner. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "This Remodeled Los Angeles Home is a Magnet for Friends and Hollywood Stars Alike," 11 Mar. 2019 Pro tip: keep the accessories unfussy and let the bright hues and bold prints stop traffic for you. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, "5 Chic Outfits that Take the Stress Out of Valentine's Day Dressing," 30 Jan. 2019 Rooms are unfussy, lots of white and gray, but with pops of emerald green or cobalt blue, brass fixtures, as well custom wallpaper patterned with native plants and botanical prints from the great Pacific Northwest artist Imogen Cunningham. Rebecca Misner, Condé Nast Traveler, "What to Do in Portland, OR, in January 2019," 20 Dec. 2018 The other is the sort of elegant-yet-unfussy charm that’s really emblematic of the island as a whole. Corey Seymour, Vogue, "St. Barth’s Is Back—Here’s Where to Go," 30 Nov. 2018 Clean lines, soft light, and unfussy fixtures certainly make for a relaxing space. Taylor Murphy, House Beautiful, "An All-White Bathroom Starts Singing the Blues," 11 Sep. 2015 In 2016, America elected a president known for his gaudy taste (diamond-and-gold furnishings, etc.) to replace unfussy Obama. Eliza Brooke, Vox, "How the Great Recession influenced a decade of design," 27 Dec. 2018 The collection is pretty but unfussy, simple, but with thoughtful details like hand-embroidery on a white blouse and pearl buttons on a varsity jacket. Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, "Leah + Rae Is the Baby Brand We Want for Ourselves," 19 Sep. 2018 His home on Midland Parkway in Jamaica Estates, Queens, built with unfussy brick like so many of his apartment buildings, had little to distinguish it from neighboring houses beyond the white columns and crest framing the front door. Susanne Craig, The Seattle Times, "Trump engaged in suspect tax schemes as he reaped riches from father," 2 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of unfussy

1823, in the meaning defined above

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