- characterized by or given to pretentious or conspicuous show in an attempt to impress others: an ostentatious dresser.
- (of actions, manner, qualities exhibited, etc.) intended to attract notice: Lady Bountiful's ostentatious charity.
Origin of ostentatious
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Related Words for unostentatiousunpretentious, average, cheap, discreet, dry, economical, fair, humble, inexpensive, middling, moderate, natural, plain, reasonable, simple, small, unadorned, unaffected, unassuming, unembellished
Examples from the Web for unostentatious
Historical Examples of unostentatious
His generosity to brother artists in need was splendid, but quiet and unostentatious.Self-Help
Unostentatious in her work, yet such service cannot escape comment.Oswald Langdon
Carson Jay Lee
“She is my ideal of unostentatious respectability,” answered MacShaughnassy.Novel Notes
Jerome K. Jerome
By nature he was a democrat, plain, simple, and unostentatious.
Table appointments at this time were most simple and unostentatious.As I Remember
- characterized by pretentious, showy, or vulgar display