un·​fussy | \ˌən-ˈfə-sē \

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 \ adverb

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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 Start on the main square with an aperitif at Sommaripa Consolato, the ideal Greek all-day café with a nice but unfussy design and a small terrace with views of the port. Laura Itzkowitz, GQ, "Skip Santorini and Head to These Lesser-Known Greek Islands Instead," 14 June 2018 The Duchess, who made her first solo outing alongside Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, once again wore her hair in an unfussy low bun, this time with a few piece-y strands in the front. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Only Meghan Markle Could Make a Preppy-Chic Beauty Trend Look This Good at Wimbledon," 14 July 2018 At the time, Mr. Trump was a white male in his 60s, squarely in the network’s core audience, and his unfussy patriotism and keen sense of aggrievement made him a natural fit for the Fox News aesthetic. New York Times, "Fox News Once Gave Trump a Perch. Now It’s His Bullhorn.," 1 July 2018 An uncluttered and unfussy approach for the Vineyard house was both an aesthetic preference and a budget-friendly strategy. Marni Elyse Katz, BostonGlobe.com, "After renting for years on Martha’s Vineyard, building a getaway all their own," 15 June 2018 Bistros first popped up in the city in the early 19th century, as migrants from provincial France opened cheap, unfussy watering holes. Time, "Iconic Parisian Bistros Are Under Threat. Can They Be Saved?," 11 July 2018 This is the Big Gay flavor profile: salty-sweet, unfussy, and aggressively playful. Peter Kispert, GQ, "How Big Gay Ice Cream Infiltrated Middle America's Freezers," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of unfussy

1823, in the meaning defined above

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