What is the opposite of showy?

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Opposite of having a striking appearance or style, typically by being excessively bright, colourful, or ostentatious
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Opposite of highly ornate and extravagant in style
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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.”
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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 involving the use of exaggerated or flowery writing or language
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(of a man) Opposite of neat and trim in dress and appearance
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Opposite of expressed in terms intended to persuade or impress
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Opposite of showing poor taste and quality
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Opposite of showy but worthless
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Opposite of pleasant and satisfactory
“The layout of the apartment was bad, and the kitchen was too small.”
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Opposite of sumptuously rich, elaborate, or luxurious
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(of clothing) Opposite of casual yet attractively stylish
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Opposite of having a lively or cheerful manner or character
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Opposite of having elegance or taste or refinement in manners or dress
“It's a particularly unfashionable old hat that ought to have gone to the charity shop long ago.”
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Opposite of full of, or suggestive of, glamour
“She meets the Rinpoche, who illuminates and exalts her small and insignificant life.”
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Opposite of affectedly concerned with elegant or refined behavior, language, or manners
“Whilst it may not have been a grand gesture, it was genuine.”
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(informal) Opposite of whimsical or flamboyant
“This year's Mardi Gras is much more boring than last year's.”
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