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unshowy

Syllabification: un·show·y
Pronunciation: /ənˈSHōi
 
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Definition of unshowy in English:

adjective

Not showy in appearance or style; restrained or understated: a natural, unshowy performer with a tremendous singing voice she writes about her parents with deep, unshowy affection
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  • The subtle pervasive sheen, which caresses similar unshowy utensils, differs little in the two pictures.
  • Bacon plays all the pieces with a rather understated, unshowy technique, where the music is always of prime importance.
  • He writes in serviceable, unshowy prose, whose effect is cumulative.

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