unostentatious love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not ostentatious; unpretentious. See Synonyms at plain.

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  • adj. Not ostentatious; simple; unpresuming.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not ostentatious; not boastful; not making show or parade; modest. West, On the Resurrection.
  • Not glaring; not showy: as, unostentatious coloring.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. exhibiting restrained good taste
  • adj. not ostentatious

Etymologies

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un- +‎ ostentatious

Examples

  • Women were instructed to wear dresses of “surpassing neatness and simplicity,” and respectable urban men were expected to become what a business directory in the 1850s called “the unknown knight, with his plain unostentatious black armor.”

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • The higher powers of the reflective intellect are more decidedly and more usefully tasked by the unostentatious game of draughts than by a the elaborate frivolity of chess.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Chess

  • Shrimpton, dressed in a simple, unostentatious black dress – more bohemian than haute couture – is quick to lament the fashion world's excesses.

    The Saturday interview: Jean Shrimpton

  • The Secret Millionaire9pm, Channel 4Chris Brown is a gadget-obsessed, self-confessed geek who has made millions from his travel website, but lives an unostentatious, family-based lifestyle and wants to put his wealth to good use.

    The weekend's TV highlights

  • Consciously unostentatious though she might be, Attias is fabulously well connected.

    Cécilia Attias: 'I am still here'

  • It's the sort of solid, unostentatious compound, hidden behind walls, where Afghanistan's old upper-middle class lived in the 1960s and '70s, the Afghan equivalent of WASP.

    The Man Who Might Have Been 'King'

  • The blues singer and guitarist Phillip Walker, who has died aged 73, was one of those intelligent, tasteful, unostentatious musicians who tend to be more appreciated by critics and other players than whooped at by audiences.

    Phillip Walker obituary

  • Is it unwise for me to gratify a desire for beautiful things, which will be a constant joy to my friends and my children as they grow to appreciate them, as well as to myself, when it is done in so quiet and unostentatious a manner?

    The Splendid Spoils of Standard Oil

  • It is not a “ranch,” as is often misstated his neighbors are close enough to hit him with a rock, but rather a tastefully unostentatious place in a zip code where captains of industry often pay for extras like heated driveways so that their car tires never suffer the inconvenience of snowfall.

    FLY FISHING WITH DARTH VADER

  • The book itself a fine statement of understatement, beautiful presentation, simple, unostentatious design work and concealing I know some very challenging thinking ahead for me.

    Sunday Confessions

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