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unstarriness - definition and synonyms

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90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

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  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    the quality of not behaving like a star; modesty; lack of self importance

    I love Artem, I love the not complaining, the getting on with it, the hard work, the unstarriness of him, I suppose.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 05/08/2015


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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