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Definitions and meanings of "Unpretending"

What do we mean by unpretending?

Unpretentious. adjective

Not pretending to or claiming any distinction or superiority; unassuming; modest.

Unpretentious, real, genuine adjective

Not ostentatious adjective

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The word "unpretending" in example sentences

But there is a kind of unpretending prettiness in the bright and breezy heights environed by black forest and blue sea. ❋ Charles Warren Stoddard (1876)

Continental wanderings, to take many a third-class carriage full of witty peasants, and stop at many an "unpretending" inn "Of the White ❋ Robert Haven Schauffler (1921)

I also liked the feeling that the fresh, unpretending food was coming straight out of the kitchen and on to the table. ❋ John Lanchester (2010)

Perhaps you will think the little verses I am now going to read you rather empty, but they still seem to me good in their unpretending way. ❋ W.B. Yeats (2000)

Simple and unpretending in manner, she was endowed with a strong intellect and a warm heart. ❋ Maggiemac (2009)

She was poor and unprotected, the daughter of a villager; she was untaught and unpretending, the child of simplicity! ❋ Unknown (2008)

London to obtain her pardon, are both represented as true by my fair and obliging correspondent; and they led me to consider the possibility of rendering a fictitious personage interesting by mere dignity of mind and rectitude of principle, assisted by unpretending good sense and temper, without any of the beauty, grace, talent, accomplishment, and wit to which ❋ Unknown (2008)

Wherever they occur, they have been admitted, as aiding in the development of the story, and will probably be considered as of little importance in an unpretending volume, which does not aspire to strict historical accuracy. source ❋ ~~louise~~ (2008)

They have exploded a bomb in plain unpretending language. ❋ Don Delillo (2008)

Thenardier rose in an unpretending manner, went to the fireplace, shoved aside the screen, which he leaned against the neighboring pallet, and thus unmasked the brazier full of glowing coals, in which the prisoner could plainly see the chisel white-hot and spotted here and there with tiny scarlet stars. ❋ Unknown (2008)

Amongst the troops detached on this service was a small party, commanded by Stawarth Bolton, a captain in the English army, and full of the blunt and unpretending gallantry and generosity which has so often distinguished that nation. ❋ Unknown (2008)

She called Forest Hill "a monument of cheap ugliness," and described all three buildings as "unpretending even to the point of being conspicuous" given Rockefeller's means to build something attractive. ❋ Unknown (2008)

In its unpretending solidity, reality, and usefulness, believe me — for I have carefully considered the point — it presents no opening whatever of an oratorical nature. ❋ Unknown (2007)

This is the society we are met to assist — simple, sympathetic, practical, easy, sensible, unpretending. ❋ Unknown (2007)

To Mr Henry Gowan, as the time approached, Clennam tried to convey by all quiet and unpretending means, that he was frankly and disinterestedly desirous of tendering him any friendship he would accept. ❋ Unknown (2007)

The least of these considerations always inclined Butler to measures of conciliation, in so far as he could accede to them without compromising principle; and thus our simple and unpretending heroine had the merit of those peacemakers, to whom it is pronounced as a benediction, that they shall inherit the earth. ❋ Unknown (2007)

It was a neat, unpretending village tavern, and we took our repast in a quaint little room with a bed in it, decorated with some old oil paintings, which in their time had probably done duty in a Catholic chapel or monastery. ❋ Unknown (2007)

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