Definition of unpretentious
: free from ostentation, elegance, or affectation : modest unpretentious homes an unpretentious celebrity
Examples of unpretentious in a Sentence
a casual and unpretentious restaurant
a simple and unpretentious account about growing up in the rural South
Recent Examples of unpretentious from the Web
The ladies are regulars at this wine bar-cave à manger, where owner Laurent Breslin’s cooking is simple, clean, and unpretentious.
Nick Rehberger is unpretentious and likable as the man himself, Kate McGonigle is a pleasing Viola, and the whole play is now a love letter to the collaborative nature of Chicago theater.
Julep has reverence for the past yet manages to serve elegant, unpretentious drinks.
There’s something refreshingly unpretentious about Fujitsu’s line of Lifebook laptops.
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First Known Use of unpretentious
UNPRETENTIOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of unpretentious for English Language Learners
: not having or showing the unpleasant quality of people who want to be regarded as more impressive, successful, or important than they really are : not pretentious
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