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Not assuming, pretentious, or forward; modest; retiring
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  1. Not assuming, pretentious, or forward; modest; retiring
  2. Exhibiting no pretensions, boastfulness, or ostentation; modest.
Too submissive; easily imposed on; spineless; spiritless
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  1. Too submissive; easily imposed on; spineless; spiritless
  2. (Obs.) Gentle or kind
  3. Patient and mild; not inclined to anger or resentment
Lacking or marked by a lack of self-confidence; shy and timid:
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  1. Lacking or marked by a lack of self-confidence; shy and timid:
  2. Full of diffidence; lacking self-confidence; timid; shy
Easily startled; timid:
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  1. Easily startled; timid:
  2. Characterized by reserve or diffidence:
  3. Distrustful; wary:
Lacking pretension or affectation; modest:
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  1. Lacking pretension or affectation; modest:
  2. Not elaborate, ornate, or ostentatious:
  3. Simple, humble, not pretentious, plain.
Not ostentatious; unpretentious:
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  1. Not ostentatious; unpretentious:
  2. Not ostentatious; simple; unpresuming.
Not undesirably noticeable or blatant; inconspicuous.
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  1. Not undesirably noticeable or blatant; inconspicuous.
Affectedly modest or shy; coy
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  1. Affectedly modest or shy; coy
  2. Decorous; modest; reserved
  3. Modest and reserved in manner or behavior.
Still; calm; motionless
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  1. Still; calm; motionless
  2. Restrained, as in style; understated:
  3. Making or characterized by little or no noise:
Pleasing in appearance; fair; handsome
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  1. Pleasing in appearance; fair; handsome
  2. (Of behavi) Appropriate; suited to the occasion or purpose; becoming.
  3. Suitable, proper, fitting, or becoming, esp. as regards conventional standards of conduct or good taste; decorous
Characteristically belonging to the being or thing in question; peculiar:
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  1. Characteristically belonging to the being or thing in question; peculiar:
  2. Characterized by appropriateness or suitability; fitting:
  3. (Heraldry) Represented in its natural form or colors
Characterized by or showing decorum, propriety, good taste, etc.
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  1. Characterized by or showing decorum, propriety, good taste, etc.
  2. Marked by proper behavior.
Not gained by study or instruction:
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  1. Not gained by study or instruction:
  2. Not gotten by study or conscious effort
  3. Not contrived for effect; natural:
Marked by little or no ornamentation or decoration:
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  1. Marked by little or no ornamentation or decoration:
  2. Not elaborate or complicated; simple:
  3. Not complicated; simple
Having little or no ornamentation; not embellished or adorned:
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  1. Having little or no ornamentation; not embellished or adorned:
  2. Lowly in condition or rank:
  3. Without ostentation or affectation; natural
Related genetically:
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  1. Related genetically:
  2. Conforming to the usual or ordinary course of nature:
  3. Not altered, treated, or disguised:
Not assuming, pretentious, or forward; modest; retiring
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  1. Not assuming, pretentious, or forward; modest; retiring
  2. Exhibiting no pretensions, boastfulness, or ostentation; modest.
Showing deferential or submissive respect:
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  1. Showing deferential or submissive respect:
  2. Having or showing a consciousness of one's defects or shortcomings; not overly proud; not self-assertive; modest
  3. Low in condition, rank, or position; lowly; unpretentious
Pleasing in flavor; tasty.
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  1. Pleasing in flavor; tasty.
  2. Having, showing, or being in keeping with good taste.
Stated or otherwise presented without any effort to soften or disguise; plain:
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  1. Stated or otherwise presented without any effort to soften or disguise; plain:
  2. Plain; simple; unadorned
  3. Pure, natural, unmodified (especially in the phrase "unvarnished truth").
Marked by lack of affectation; unpretentious or sincere.
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  1. Marked by lack of affectation; unpretentious or sincere.
  2. Not changed, modified, or affected.
  3. Without affectation; simple; sincere; natural
Not elegant or polished; crude
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  1. Not elegant or polished; crude
  2. Characteristic of or suitable for home or home life; simple and unpretentious or plain and everyday
  3. Of a simple or unpretentious nature; plain:
Being within the bounds of common sense:
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  1. Being within the bounds of common sense:
  2. Capable of reasoning; rational:
  3. Not excessive or extreme; fair:
Not expensive; costing relatively little; low-priced; cheap
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  1. Not expensive; costing relatively little; low-priced; cheap
  2. Not high in price; cheap.
  3. Low in price
Intermediate in value, rate, etc.; hence, normal or ordinary
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  1. Intermediate in value, rate, etc.; hence, normal or ordinary
  2. Usual or ordinary in kind or character:
  3. (Mathematics) Of, relating to, or constituting an average.
Fair and kind
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  1. Fair and kind
  2. (--- Informal) Properly or modestly dressed:
  3. Proper and fitting
Designating an adjective formed from a proper noun, as Bostonian
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  1. Designating an adjective formed from a proper noun, as Bostonian
  2. Strictly following rules or conventions, especially in social behavior; seemly:
  3. Out-and-out; thorough:
Abstaining from sexual relations that are not sanctioned by certain religious laws or moral principles.
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  1. Abstaining from sexual relations that are not sanctioned by certain religious laws or moral principles.
  2. Pure or simple in design or style; austere.
  3. Not involving or suggestive of sexual desire or indecency:
Pleasing in appearance; fair; handsome
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  1. Pleasing in appearance; fair; handsome
  2. (Of behavi) Appropriate; suited to the occasion or purpose; becoming.
  3. Suitable, proper, fitting, or becoming, esp. as regards conventional standards of conduct or good taste; decorous
Not elaborate or complicated; simple:
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  1. Not elaborate or complicated; simple:
  2. Not dyed, twilled, or patterned:
  3. Not complicated; simple
Having little or no ornamentation; not embellished or adorned:
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  1. Having little or no ornamentation; not embellished or adorned:
  2. Not luxurious or elegant; plain
  3. Lowly in condition or rank:
Not changed, modified, or affected.
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  1. Not changed, modified, or affected.
  2. Marked by lack of affectation; unpretentious or sincere.
  3. Without affectation; simple; sincere; natural
Low in condition, rank, or position; lowly; unpretentious
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  1. Low in condition, rank, or position; lowly; unpretentious
  2. Having or showing a consciousness of one's defects or shortcomings; not overly proud; not self-assertive; modest
  3. Showing deferential or submissive respect:
Humble or meek in manner.
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  1. Humble or meek in manner.
  2. Not lofty or sublime; humble.
  3. Humble; meek
Patient and mild; not inclined to anger or resentment
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  1. Patient and mild; not inclined to anger or resentment
  2. Showing patience and humility; gentle.
  3. (Obs.) Gentle or kind
(Of motion) Pertaining to the direction reverse of normal.
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  1. (Of motion) Pertaining to the direction reverse of normal.
  2. Done or arranged in a manner or order that is opposite to previous occurrence or normal use.
  3. (Of motion) Pertaining to the direction towards the back.
Reserved; disinclined to familiar approach.
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  1. Reserved; disinclined to familiar approach.
  2. Shy, self-conscious, and awkward in the presence of others:
  3. Timid, shy, and easily embarrassed
Tending to avoid people and social situations; reserved:
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  1. Tending to avoid people and social situations; reserved:
  2. Affectedly and often flirtatiously shy or modest:
  3. (Archaic) Shrinking from contact or familiarity with others; bashful; shy
Modest and reserved in manner or behavior.
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  1. Modest and reserved in manner or behavior.
  2. Characterized by or suggestive of reserve or modesty:
  3. Affectedly modest or shy; coy
Lacking or marked by a lack of self-confidence; shy and timid:
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  1. Lacking or marked by a lack of self-confidence; shy and timid:
  2. Full of diffidence; lacking self-confidence; timid; shy
  1. Shy, introverted, liking privacy.
  2. Drawing back from contact with others, from publicity, etc.; reserved; shy
  3. Shy and reserved; modest.
Not drawing attention to oneself; modest.
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  1. Not drawing attention to oneself; modest.
  2. Shy, extremely humble and modest; making oneself seem unnoticeable.
Not having a sufficient or specified amount, as of money:
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  1. Not having a sufficient or specified amount, as of money:
  2. Characterized by reserve or diffidence:
  3. Distrustful; wary:
Showing fear or lack of self-confidence; hesitant
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  1. Showing fear or lack of self-confidence; hesitant
  2. Easily frightened; lacking self-confidence; shy; timorous
  3. Lacking self-confidence; shy.
Not involving or suggestive of sexual desire or indecency:
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  1. Not involving or suggestive of sexual desire or indecency:
  2. Pure or simple in design or style; austere.
  3. Pure, decent, or modest in nature, behavior, etc.
Fairly good; acceptable; satisfactory:
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  1. Fairly good; acceptable; satisfactory:
  2. Suitable; fitting:
  3. Reasonably good; adequate
Showing or requiring great precision or sensitive discernment; subtle:
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  1. Showing or requiring great precision or sensitive discernment; subtle:
  2. Having a pleasant or attractive appearance:
  3. Exhibiting courtesy and politeness:
Having a homogeneous or uniform composition; not mixed:
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  1. Having a homogeneous or uniform composition; not mixed:
  2. Complete; utter:
  3. (Linguistics) Articulated with a single unchanging speech sound; monophthongal:
Obtained from the first pressing, without the use of heat
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  1. Obtained from the first pressing, without the use of heat
  2. Never having had trees removed or cut down:
  3. Like or suggesting a virgin because untouched, unmarked, pure, clean, etc.
Relating to, characteristic of, or befitting a virgin.
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  1. Relating to, characteristic of, or befitting a virgin.
  2. Of, characteristic of, or proper to a virgin; maidenly
  3. Pure; fresh; untouched; unsullied
Having, or characterized by, moral virtue; righteous
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  1. Having, or characterized by, moral virtue; righteous
  2. Having or showing virtue, especially moral excellence:
  3. (Archaic) Chaste:
Having no imperfections or blemishes; regular or even:
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  1. Having no imperfections or blemishes; regular or even:
  2. Free from dirt, stain, or impurities; unsoiled:
  3. Having few alterations or corrections; legible:
Free from indelicacy or obscenity; clean:
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  1. Free from indelicacy or obscenity; clean:
  2. Reasonably good; adequate
  3. (--- Informal) Properly or modestly dressed:
Tending to improve the mind or character
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  1. Tending to improve the mind or character
  2. Tending to suggest health, or soundness
  3. Conducive to or indicative of good health or well-being; salutary:
Not elaborate or complicated; simple:
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  1. Not elaborate or complicated; simple:
  2. Not dyed, twilled, or patterned:
  3. Not complicated; simple
Having little or no ornamentation; not embellished or adorned:
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  1. Having little or no ornamentation; not embellished or adorned:
  2. Not luxurious or elegant; plain
  3. Lowly in condition or rank:
Not assuming, pretentious, or forward; modest; retiring
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  1. Not assuming, pretentious, or forward; modest; retiring
  2. Exhibiting no pretensions, boastfulness, or ostentation; modest.
Not ostentatious; unpretentious:
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  1. Not ostentatious; unpretentious:
  2. Not ostentatious; simple; unpresuming.
Lacking pretension or affectation; modest:
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  1. Lacking pretension or affectation; modest:
  2. Not elaborate, ornate, or ostentatious:
  3. Simple, humble, not pretentious, plain.
Of average or medium quality, amount, scope, range, etc.
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  1. Of average or medium quality, amount, scope, range, etc.
  2. Being within reasonable limits; not excessive or extreme:
  3. Not violent or subject to extremes; mild or calm; temperate:
Governed by or being in accordance with reason or sound thinking:
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  1. Governed by or being in accordance with reason or sound thinking:
  2. Capable of reasoning; rational:
  3. Not excessive or extreme; fair:
Of or occurring in the Temperate Zone:
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  1. Of or occurring in the Temperate Zone:
  2. Moderate or restrained
  3. Having a temperate climate
Not violent or subject to extremes; mild or calm; temperate:
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  1. Not violent or subject to extremes; mild or calm; temperate:
  2. Being within reasonable limits; not excessive or extreme:
  3. Opposed to radical or extreme views or measures, especially in politics or religion.
Liked by very many or most people
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  1. Liked by very many or most people
  2. Suited to or within the means of ordinary people:
  3. Widely liked or appreciated:
Being within the bounds of common sense:
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  1. Being within the bounds of common sense:
  2. A standard for what is fair and appropriate under usual and ordinary circumstances; that which is according to reason; the way a rational and just person would have acted. A standard for what is fair and appropriate under usual and ordinary circumstances; that which is according to reason; the way a rational and just person would have acted.
  3. Capable of reasoning; rational:
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