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Not having or impeded by too many objects, details, or elements.‘the rooms were plain and uncluttered’
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, workadayView synonyms
- ‘The food, when it appears, is simple and uncluttered.’
- ‘I wear the free polythene gloves provided, and make sure that there is a straight and uncluttered escape route from where I am standing back to the loft hatch.’
- ‘In contrast to the uncluttered iciness of many newer places, it is cosy, relaxing and, well, romantic, with oil lamps on each table.’
- ‘Overall, the WaPo is uncluttered and clean, at least the top half is, but Le Monde appears dense and heavy throughout.’
- ‘The stage is clear and uncluttered, lined with a set of big black doors and decorated only with light bulbs swinging from the ceiling.’
- ‘Simple and uncluttered, yet colourful and inventive - and that's just the packaging!’
- ‘Secondly, it provides a simple, uncluttered presentation of a particular interpretation.’
- ‘The interior was mesmerising, bright and uncluttered.’
- ‘The bottom profile is still highly detailed and the screen uncluttered.’
- ‘Ms. Talyarkhan's creations are noted for their classic, uncluttered silhouettes that flatter the wearer.’
- ‘Man on Fire is, at its heart, a delightfully simple and uncluttered story, and Scott's editing choices are not in keeping with the rest of the film.’
- ‘It was better than fabric painting because it helped retain the flow of the garment, giving a simple uncluttered holistic look.’
- ‘We shouldn't be surprised, as the trend has been moving towards simple, uncluttered living, which is the essence of oriental style.’
- ‘It's clean, uncluttered, elegant and not too difficult for a layman either.’
- ‘One of her rooms (otherwise a bedroom) was a largely uncluttered area.’
- ‘Redding's clean, uncluttered bass lines provided the backbone to Hendrix's improvisations.’
- ‘It was all about a snappy, slick, uncluttered lifestyle.’
- ‘The uncluttered arrangements make a perfect fit with Haggard's direct and soulful singing - an object lesson all round.’
- ‘Isn't it wonderful how children possess a clarity of mind and an imagination uncluttered by the baggage adulthood brings?’
- ‘But for a straightforward, uncluttered and simple night's feeding, you can't go wrong.’
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