Definition of no-frills in English:



  • attributive Without unnecessary extras, especially ones for decoration or additional comfort.

    ‘cheap fast food in no-frills surroundings’
    • ‘Manchester Airport is negotiating to get its first no-frills airline.’
    • ‘The airline said it would restructure its European short-haul business to compete with no-frills carriers.’
    • ‘That meant continuing to operate short-haul flights, in competition with no-frills carriers.’
    • ‘Many business executives now shun the major airlines and favour the no-frills operators.’
    • ‘Major carriers at the airport are taking on their no-frills competitors with a range of low-cost fares on domestic and European routes.’
    • ‘Alternatively, you can arrange cheap flights through one of the no-frills airlines and find hotel accommodation when you arrive.’
    • ‘Cheap flights on no-frills airlines are helping to fuel a boom in the northwest's tourist trade.’
    • ‘The growth of no-frills airlines is likely to lead to a dip in the number of people taking package holidays next year, according to new research.’
    • ‘But the consumer magazine also noted that people rated the no-frills carriers slightly worse than two years ago.’
    • ‘Millions of extra seats will be available during the summer as no-frills carriers begin new routes.’
    • ‘The new no-frills bank will concentrate on consumer credit and mortgages and will initially focus on the UK market.’
    • ‘Even with partners on low incomes they can choose a no-frills life and stay home instead of outsourcing childcare when children are very young.’
    • ‘They will find it a friendly, efficient place, which serves low-cost, no-frills food.’
    • ‘Rationing, which existed until 1951, was still in place and the diet consisted of basic, no-frills meals.’
    • ‘She's seen as adding a touch of glamour to the no-frills market.’
    • ‘He said private insurers will have to offer consumers an inexpensive, no-frills plan.’
    • ‘Combined with hip TV advertising, the no-frills brand has become ultra trendy.’
    • ‘The company thrives on offering cheap, no-frills food products and household goods.’
    • ‘The no-frills principle is being applied to the cinema chain.’
    • ‘The future of no-frills airlines may be the subject of much speculation in Europe, but Asia is happily embracing the phenomenon.’
    plain, unadorned, undecorated, unembellished, unornamented, without ornament, without ornamentation, unelaborate, unpretentious, unostentatious, unfussy, no-nonsense, basic, modest, unsophisticated, penny plain, without frills, honest, homely, homespun, everyday, workaday
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/ˈˌnoʊ ˈfrɪlz//ˈˌnō ˈfrilz/