unpretentious

[ uhn-pri-ten-shuhs ]
/ ˌʌn prɪˈtɛn ʃəs /

adjective

not pretentious; modest; without ostentatious display; plain: his unpretentious demeanor; an unpretentious summer resort.

Origin of unpretentious

First recorded in 1855–60; un-1 + pretentious
Related formsun·pre·ten·tious·ly, adverbun·pre·ten·tious·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for unpretentious

unpretentious

/ (ˌʌnprɪˈtɛnʃəs) /

adjective

not making claim to distinction or importance undeservedly
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Word Origin and History for unpretentious

unpretentious


adj.

1859, from un- (1) "not" + pretentious. Related: Unpretentiously; unpretentiousness.

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