Definition of unostentatious in English:

unostentatious

Line breaks: un|osten¦ta¦tious
Pronunciation: /ˌʌnɒstɛnˈteɪʃəs
 
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adjective

  • Not ostentatious: he was generous in a quiet, unostentatious way
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    • Now, for some reason, I've gone off it, but the glasses remain beautiful - simple and plain, unostentatious, solid and geometric.
    • This is acting of the purest and most unostentatious kind, unadorned by self-pity or visible virtuosity.
    • Our president had a rhinestone-covered 20 gallon cowboy hat with an airhorn and flashing strobe, and he seemed far less virtuous than my neighbor, with her simple and unostentatious cap.

Derivatives

unostentatiously

adverb
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  • Not to speak of the unostentatiously low-key, delimiting, and cool-filtered cinematography by Leigh's usual cameraman, Dick Pope.
  • On other occasions - the encounters of the Giant and his mother spring to mind - the simplicity is both very effective and unostentatiously moving.
  • ‘You know that Barry will be unostentatiously successful in anything he's involved in,’ said one business source.

unostentatiousness

noun
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  • And yet, reading her obituary, I was surprised to find myself feeling that hers was a life lived with integrity and unostentatiousness.
  • The homeliness and unostentatiousness of the middle class American were captivating.
  • Mr. Harter gave ever with discrimination, but he also gave with a degree of unostentatiousness amounting almost to secrecy.

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