Definition of unpretentious in English:

unpretentious

Line breaks: un|pre¦ten¦tious
Pronunciation: /ʌnprɪˈtɛnʃəs
 
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adjective

1Not attempting to impress others with an appearance of greater importance, talent, or culture than is actually possessed: a friendly and unpretentious hotel in spite of his fame he was thoroughly unpretentious
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  • This unpretentious book does not attempt to be more than it is - an easy, enjoyable account of a life well lived.
  • One lesson he has learnt from his family's wine business is the importance of the unpretentious Two Paddocks name.
  • Most importantly, Goin's unpretentious philosophy is reflected in the food she serves at Lucques.
Synonyms
1.1(Of a place) pleasantly simple and functional; modest.
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  • Welcome to Wine Country Yacht Charters, Napa County's most unpretentious place to relax and drink wine.
  • It's a happy, noisy, unpretentious place to eat, where you'll feel equally at home with your mates from uni or your mum and dad on a family night out.
  • Winner was also impressed with the unpretentious surroundings and the friendly atmosphere.
Synonyms
simple, plain, modest, ordinary, humble, unostentatious, unshowy, restrained, unfussy, unimposing, homely, unsophisticated, unspoilt

Derivatives

unpretentiously

adverb
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  • And whether people came here for comfort, memories or merely to witness what, with remarkable near-timing, proves quietly and unpretentiously to be one of the best line-ups all year, they've long since discovered that they've found it.
  • Judge Andrew Smith said: ‘Packed with news, logically and unpretentiously presented, this is a paper that is a pleasure to read.’
  • This land is not a marvel for its beauty, but for its endurance, for its ability to persist and support its residents; although littered and disheveled, it is unpretentiously alive.

unpretentiousness

noun
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  • He endeared himself to all of them by his utter sincerity and unpretentiousness, his extreme modesty, his engaging humour…, his faithfulness…
  • Although people of various body types identify as bears (the moniker refers to their more-than-passing resemblance to the hirsute forest dwellers), they're all connected by a shared attitude of unpretentiousness and brotherhood.
  • There are also qualities about the sport, like unselfishness and unpretentiousness, that distinguish it from flashier rivals’.

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