unpretentious

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adjective un·pre·ten·tious \ˌən-pri-ˈten(t)-shəs\

Definition of unpretentious

  1. :  free from ostentation, elegance, or affectation :  modest unpretentious homes an unpretentious celebrity

unpretentiously

adverb

unpretentiousness

noun

Examples of unpretentious in a Sentence

  1. a casual and unpretentious restaurant

  2. a simple and unpretentious account about growing up in the rural South

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First Known Use of unpretentious

1838


UNPRETENTIOUS Defined for English Language Learners

unpretentious

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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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