What is the opposite of ostentatious?

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Adjective
Opposite of characterized by pretentious or showy displays
“First came Miss Mercury in a modest dress, then the boy who had won the oration contest, followed by Mr. Scraperton at the rear.”
Adjective
Opposite of affectedly grand or self-important
“He was a quiet unassuming man with simple tastes and was dedicated to his greyhounds and track.”
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Opposite of showy in speech
“He liked using simple words to ensure that he could be easily understood.”
Adjective
Opposite of soft and shaggy
Adjective
Opposite of elegant or stylishly luxurious
“He stayed in a modest hotel and economized on his meals, eating a piece of bread and some beans for his most substantial meal.”
Adjective
Opposite of involving the use of exaggerated or flowery writing or language
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(of clothing, decorations, etc.) Opposite of having tastelessly contrasting colors or patterns
“I wore a tasteful dress to the reception so as to adhere to wedding guest etiquette.”
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Opposite of conspicuously or obviously bad, wrong or offensive
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Opposite of given to, or marked by, attention-getting behavior suggestive of stage acting
“Ariel was completely makeup-free for the outing, simply opting for her natural smile.”
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Opposite of vivid or colorful in design or style
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(of a lifestyle) Opposite of luxurious and extravagant in nature
“He lost all of his money gambling and lived an abstemious life thereafter.”
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Opposite of very fine in quality
“Remember how poor our wine was, unlike this glorious vintage.”
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Opposite of having a high opinion of oneself
“Being a humble person, I was not afraid to apologize for my wrongdoings.”
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Opposite of impressive or grand in size, appearance, or manner
“After much hype, I was largely disappointed by the pathetic looking trinket on display.”
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Opposite of stylish, modern or appealing in appearance
Adjective
Opposite of seemingly well-reasoned, plausible or true, but actually fallacious
Adjective
Opposite of graceful and stylish in appearance or manner
“Cal snorted in an extremely unladylike and inelegant way before she spoke to her girlfriend.”
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