(adj.) = humble ; plain ; simple ; straight ; straightforward ; unadorned ; bald ; unobtrusive ; low-key [low key] ; uncluttered ; unsophisticated ; unpretentious ; unassuming ; folksy ; homespun ; unfussy ; uncomplicated ; uncomplicatedly ; low-keyed ; no-frills ; hassle-free ; homely ; understated. Ex: In spite of much complexity, they perform reliably; witness the humble typewriter, or the movie camera or the automobile. Ex: He went on to explain that while there were no unsightly slums, there was a fairly large district of rather nondescript homes intermingled with plain two- and three-family brick and frame dwellings, principally in the eastern reaches of the city. Ex: Some simple measures of index effectiveness are introduced here so that it is possible to consider different indexing methods critically. Ex: Thus these indexes contain more entries than a straight KWIC index and are inclined to be relatively bulky. Ex: Even in this apparently straightforward situation, complications can arise. Ex: Concrete illustrations are always better than unadorned abstract description. Ex: This text contains its share of irrelevant allusions included by authors 'to add artistic verisimilitude to a bald and otherwise unconvincing narrative', to quote another favourite source. Ex: New technologies will enable interfaces composed of unobtrusive physiological monitors and prosthetics. Ex: Activity is still low key, but will increase when the British Library puts up data bases on its own computer in 1977. Ex: Google, the search engine, became popular because of its efficiency, simple structure uncluttered by advertising and its non-commercial look and feel. Ex: Here is a clear indication of the extent, during the eighteenth century, to which the unsophisticated reader lagged behind his middle class compatriots = Aquí tenemos una clara indicación del grado en el que, durante el siglo dieciocho, el lector normal iba por detrás de sus compatriotas de clase media. Ex: There is a need for unpretentious, informative manuals which help readers to play bowls, arrange flowers, decorate the house, and the like. Ex: The term 'librarian' may confer the impression of being a quiet, respectable and unassuming person and consequently be useful on insurance forms, passports and rental agreements. Ex: The best path, the film implies, is a middle way, combining worldliness with a folksy morality, one that respects family and individual alike. Ex: The author chronicles the exuberant stories, hyperbole, homespun speech and demigod characteristics of American 'tall tales'. Ex: Above all the journal wishes to provide research and comment in a form that is easily and quickly understood: a fresh, rigorous, but unfussy, writing style is what is aimed for. Ex: It is an example of an uncomplicated but practical and successful artificial intelligence application. Ex: Children which lack reading experience should be presented with a sequence of shorter, very directly told, and uncomplicatedly structured books, rather than with denser and more subtle texts. Ex: Overall, he provides a low-keyed, lucid account that, with its many-leveled approach, does more than justice to the complex themes it studies. Ex: This is a good guide for independent travellers looking for cheap, no-frills intercity transport around the country. Ex: Cooking dry beans in the crockpot makes them relatively hassle-free = Cocinar las legumbres secas en una olla de cocción lenta es relativamente fácil. Ex: Men find the homely shape of the girl-next-door more appealing than the 'perfect' proportions of models and centrefolds, a study found. Ex: Whatever its look is, understated or overboard, a crystal chandelier doesn't blend in with all kinds of rooms. ---- * apariencia sencilla = simple-looking. * codificación directa de fila sencilla = single row direct coding. * de una manera más sencilla = in digestible form. * disco sencillo = single. * en lenguaje sencillo = in plain language. * en + Lengua + sencillo = in plain + Lengua. * habitación sencilla = single room.