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 - 1325–75 - 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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