unshowy

adjective
un·​showy | \ ˌən-ˈshō-ē How to pronounce unshowy (audio) \
unshowier; unshowiest

Definition of unshowy

: not tending or intended to draw attention : not showy a quiet, unshowy performance

Examples of unshowy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In contrast to the corruption that surrounds him, Suiter does his job with unshowy integrity. New York Times, 29 Apr. 2022 The cast is uniformly excellent, in a suitably unshowy but fully lived-in way. New York Times, 22 Feb. 2022 Like Ishiguro, Chan writes in measured, unshowy prose. Kate Knibbs, Wired, 24 Jan. 2022 The unshowy, nearly flat surface of her writing is rippled by patterns of repetition: an understatement that, like Hemingway’s, attains its own kind of drama. New York Times, 23 Dec. 2021 But then came Mr Phillips (2000), an unshowy third-person narrative about a day in the life of a middle-aged accountant. James Walton, The New York Review of Books, 1 July 2021 But then came Mr Phillips (2000), an unshowy third-person narrative about a day in the life of a middle-aged accountant. James Walton, The New York Review of Books, 1 July 2021 There’s an unshowy poetry to DP Ahmad Saiffudin Musa’s imagery, echoed by other thoughtful design contributions and an editorial pace simultaneously lulling and tense. Dennis Harvey, Variety, 27 Oct. 2021 But then came Mr Phillips (2000), an unshowy third-person narrative about a day in the life of a middle-aged accountant. James Walton, The New York Review of Books, 1 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of unshowy

1838, in the meaning defined above

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“Unshowy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unshowy. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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