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 One of this novel’s striking achievements is to offer murky conjecture in crisp, dry, stately (yet unshowy) prose. Washington Post, 9 Mar. 2021 All of this is captured with an unshowy assurance of craft, from the simplicity of the performances to the glow of Lachlan Milne’s cinematography to Emile Mosseri’s evocative score, which seems to rise from the earth itself. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 9 Feb. 2021 Bezucha’s style is unshowy, using the beauty of the natural landscape. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 4 Nov. 2020 Bezucha’s style is unshowy, using the beauty of the natural landscape. Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, 4 Nov. 2020 But the movies, both shot by cinematographer Ki Jin Kim, are of a piece in their emotional nuance and unshowy sense of place. Los Angeles Times, 6 May 2020 Altogether, Rakastella was the Miami festival for those seeking an atypical Art Basel week festival, where VIP sections were unshowy and where the ambience, music and site operated in harmony. Annabel Ross, Billboard, 9 Dec. 2019 With breathtaking deliberation and quiet, unshowy mastery, [Aster] spins a devastating portrait of an American family in sudden, inexplicable decline . Mark Olsen, latimes.com, 10 June 2018 Soprano Jamie Chamberlin sang the demanding high tessitura role of Isolde with unshowy reserve. Rick Schultz, latimes.com, 16 May 2018

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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 20 Jun. 2021.

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