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What is the opposite of ostentatious?

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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.”
Opposite of affectedly grand or self-important
“He was a quiet unassuming man with simple tastes and was dedicated to his greyhounds and track.”
Opposite of showy in speech
“He liked using simple words to ensure that he could be easily understood.”
Opposite of elaborately or highly decorated in design or decoration
Opposite of expressed in terms intended to persuade or impress
Opposite of exaggerated and excessively dramatic
“Jess auditioned for the part of Dorothy, but the producer said that she was as unnatural and undramatic an actor that he had ever come across.”
Opposite of characterized by, or suggestive of, luxury
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.”
Opposite of garish or flashy in appearance
Opposite of involving the use of exaggerated or flowery writing or language
(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.”
Opposite of conspicuously or obviously bad, wrong or offensive
“He planned an operation requiring covert surveillance to arrest several suspects.”
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.”
Opposite of vivid or colorful in design or style
Opposite of very fine in quality
“Remember how poor our wine was, unlike this glorious vintage.”
Opposite of having a high opinion of oneself
“Being a humble person, I was not afraid to apologize for my wrongdoings.”
Opposite of impressive or grand in size, appearance, or manner
“After much hype, I was largely disappointed by the pathetic looking trinket on display.”
Opposite of having elegance or taste or refinement, especially in dress
“It's a particularly unfashionable old hat that ought to have gone to the charity shop long ago.”
Opposite of graceful and stylish in appearance
“Cal snorted in an extremely unladylike and inelegant way before she spoke to her girlfriend.”
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