Tuesday, 15th April 2008 : Today's Word is ...
( Adjective )
Pronunciation : ùn-pre-tén-shess
1. not putting on a false or showy display of importance, wealth, or knowledge
2. lacking pretension or affectation
3. exhibiting restrained good taste
4. not ostentatious
Origin - 132575 - ME pretenden - Latin praetendere to stretch forth, put forward, pretend
modest, plain, simple, unassuming, unostentatious, honest, discreet, down home, easy-going, folksy, free-spirited, get down, homey, humble, inelaborate, laid back, lowly, plain, prosaic, straightforward, unaffected, unambitious, unbeautified, uncomplex, unembellished, unimposing, unobtrusive, unpresumptuous, unspoiled, up front
affected, dishonest, flaunting, pretending, pretentious, affected
In this unpretentious attitude I became aware that.
The elders of the church liked him because he was quiet and unpretentious.
We are impressed with his unpretentious demeanor.
unpretentiousness : Noun
unpretentiously : Adverb
pretentious : Adjective
pretentiousness : Noun
pretentiously : Adverb
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