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1. unpretentious

adjective. ['ˌənpriːˈtɛnʃəs'] lacking pretension or affectation.

Synonyms

  • tasteful
  • plain
  • modest
  • unpompous

Antonyms

  • tasteless
  • fancy
  • counterfeit
  • insincere

Etymology

  • pretentious (English)
  • prétentieux (French)
  • un- (English)
  • on- (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Unpretentious

  • conscientious
  • tendentious
  • contentious

Sentences with unpretentious


1. Adjective
Most early pocket knives were unpretentious blades that pivoted into a sheath without the help of springs.

Quotes about unpretentious


1. I'm direct, I'm unpretentious and I'm pretty dogged, and I hope I've got a capacity to laugh at myself and not take myself too seriously.
- John Howard

2. There are times when wisdom cannot be found in the chambers of parliament or the halls of academia but at the unpretentious setting of the kitchen table.
- E.A. Bucchianeri

2. unpretentious

adjective. ['ˌənpriːˈtɛnʃəs'] exhibiting restrained good taste.

Synonyms

  • tasteful
  • understated

Antonyms

  • false
  • dishonest
  • inequitable

Etymology

  • pretentious (English)
  • prétentieux (French)
  • un- (English)
  • on- (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. unpretentious

adjective. ['ˌənpriːˈtɛnʃəs'] not ostentatious.

Synonyms

  • quiet
  • restrained
  • unpretending

Antonyms

  • crooked
  • untrustworthy
  • disingenuous
  • indirect

Etymology

  • pretentious (English)
  • prétentieux (French)
  • un- (English)
  • on- (Middle English (1100-1500))
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